adjective, adverb Slang.
Origin of freaking
- a person who has withdrawn from normal, rational behavior and activities to pursue one interest or obsession: a drug freak.
- a devoted fan or follower; enthusiast: a baseball freak.
- a hippie.
verb (used with or without object)
- to enter into or cause a period of irrational behavior or emotional instability, as under the influence of a drug: to be freaked out on LSD.
- to lose or cause to lose emotional control from extreme excitement, shock, fear, joy, despair, etc.: Seeing the dead body freaked him out.
Origin of freak1
verb (used with object)
Origin of freak2
Examples from the Web for freaking
Less than a minute into her big break, Slate let slip a highly audible F-bomb instead of the scripted “freaking.”The Curious Little Shell That Restarted Jenny Slate’s Career|Luke Hopping|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The children are precocious and cute and the whole thing is freaking adorable.The Most WTF Covers of ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside,’ Everyone’s Favorite Date-Rape Holiday Classic|Kevin Fallon|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To be honest I am freaking out that I spoke, [but] I hadn't spoken to my parents for a week and I was fearless.Defying Stereotypes, Young Muslim Writers Find Community Onstage|Julianne Chiaet|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To which I can only respond, “ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!”It's Dangerous to Go Alone: Why Are Gamers So Angry?|Arthur Chu|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The problem was that these “good role models” were freaking boring.An Ode to Angry Asians: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Suey Park|Arthur Chu|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
adjective, adverb (prenominal)
Word Origin for freaking
- an object, event, etc, that is abnormal or extremely unusual
- (as modifier)a freak storm
Word Origin for freak
Word Origin for freak
1560s, "sudden turn of mind," of unknown origin, perhaps related to Old English frician "to dance" (not recorded in Middle English, but the word may have survived in dialect) [OED, Barnhart], or perhaps from Middle English frek "bold, quickly," from Old English frec "greedy, gluttonous" (cf. German frech "bold, impudent").
Sense of "capricious notion" (1560s) and "unusual thing, fancy" (1784) preceded that of "strange or abnormal individual" (first in freak of nature, 1847; cf. Latin lusus naturæ, used in English from 1660s). The sense in health freak, ecology freak, etc. is attested from 1908 (originally Kodak freak, a camera buff). Freak show attested from 1887.
"change, distort," 1911, from freak (n.). Earlier, "to streak or fleck randomly" (1630s). Related: Freaked; freaking.