adjective, freak·i·er, freak·i·est.

  1. frightening.
  2. weird; strange.
  3. of or relating to freak.

Origin of freaky

First recorded in 1815–25; freak1 + -y1
Related formsfreak·i·ly, adverbfreak·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for freaky

Contemporary Examples of freaky

Historical Examples of freaky

  • She's a wide, dumpy-built old girl, and dressed sort of freaky.

  • The rancher had been stripped of every vestige of clothing by the freaky lightning.

  • They'd been watching my subway use and wanted to know why it had been so freaky lately.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow

  • It was also freaky -- it made me realize that the next day, I was going to go away.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow

  • Those who dwell here the year round find most satisfaction when the summer guests have gone and they are alone with freaky nature.

    Their Pilgrimage

    Charles Dudley Warner

British Dictionary definitions for freaky


adjective freakier or freakiest

slang strange; unconventional; bizarre
another word for freakish
Derived Formsfreakily, adverbfreakiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for freaky

1824, from freak (n.) + -y (2). Psychedelic sense is from 1966.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper