phreak

[ freek ]
/ frik /

noun

verb (used without object), phreaked, phreak·ing.

to act as a phone phreak.

verb (used with object), phreaked, phreak·ing.

to tamper with (telephones) as a phone phreak does.

Origin of phreak

1970–75; altered spelling of freak1, copying ph- of phone1
Can be confusedfreak phreak
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Word Origin and History for phreak

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