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phreak

[ freek ]
/ frik /
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noun Slang.
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.Compare spoof (def. 6), phish.
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Origin of phreak

First recorded in 1970–75; altered spelling of freak1 (def. 6), copying ph- of phone1
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