freaking

[ free-king ]
/ ˈfri kɪŋ /

adjective, adverb Slang.

(used as an intensifier).

Nearby words

  1. frcm,
  2. frco,
  3. frcp,
  4. frcs,
  5. frcvs,
  6. freak of nature,
  7. freak out,
  8. freak show,
  9. freak-out,
  10. freaking

Origin of freaking

1965–70; freak1 + -ing2; euphemistically echoing frigging and fucking

Origin of freak

1
1555–65; 1965–70 for def 6; perhaps akin to Old English frīcian to dance

Can be confusedfreak phreak

freak

2
[ freek ]
/ frik /

verb (used with object)

to fleck, streak, or variegate: great splashes of color freaking the sky.

noun

a fleck or streak of color.

Origin of freak

2
apparently introduced by Milton in Lycidas (1637), perhaps as blend of freck to mark with spots (perhaps back formation from freckle) and streak

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British Dictionary definitions for freaking

freaking

/ (ˈfriːkɪŋ) /

adjective, adverb (prenominal)

slang, mainly US (intensifier)his freaking mother; this is freaking weird

Word Origin for freaking

C20: euphemism for fucking

freak

1
/ (friːk) /

noun

a person, animal, or plant that is abnormal or deformed; monstrosity
  1. an object, event, etc, that is abnormal or extremely unusual
  2. (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 specifieda jazz freak

verb

Word Origin for freak

C16: of obscure origin

freak

2
/ (friːk) rare /

noun

a fleck or streak of colour

verb

(tr) to streak with colour; variegate

Word Origin for freak

C17: from earlier freaked, probably coined by Milton, based on streak 1 + obsolete freckt freckled; see freckle

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Word Origin and History for freaking
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