a person or animal on exhibition as an example of a strange deviation from nature.
a sudden and apparently causeless change or turn of events, the mind, etc.; an apparently capricious notion, occurrence, etc.: That kind of sudden storm is a freak.
Numismatics. an imperfect coin, undetected at the mint and put into circulation.
Archaic. capriciousness; whimsicality.
to become or to make (someone) insane or out of control, as a result of being frightened, wildly excited, or high on drugs: Mom'll freak if she ever finds out we threw that party when she was out of town.The loud noise freaked the horses just as they were being loaded into trailers.
freak out, Slang. See entry at freakout.
Other definitions for freak (2 of 2)
to fleck, streak, or variegate: great splashes of color freaking the sky.
a fleck or streak of color.
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British Dictionary definitions for freak (1 of 2)
a person, animal, or plant that is abnormal or deformed; monstrosity
an object, event, etc, that is abnormal or extremely unusual
(as modifier): a freak storm
a personal whim or caprice
informal a person who acts or dresses in a markedly unconventional or strange way
informal a person who is obsessed with something specified: a jazz freak
See freak out
British Dictionary definitions for freak (2 of 2)
a fleck or streak of colour
(tr) to streak with colour; variegate
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