What is freak?

  • (verb): Lose one's nerve.
    Synonyms: freak out, gross out
    See also — Additional definitions below


In current usage, the word "freak" is commonly used to refer to a person with something strikingly unusual about their appearance or behaviour. This usage dates from the so-called freak scene of the 1960s and 1970s. "Freak" in this sense may be used either as a pejorative, a term of admiration, or a self-description. It can also denote a strong obsession with a particular activity, e.g., "He's such a neat-freak" or "You're a singing freak". The term "freaky" can also apply to a person who is sexually adventurous, or by itself as in "that person's a freak" (in bed). As an extension of this definition, within pornography, the word can refer to someone who is viewed as being a particularly extreme sex addict, or for whom sex is a central focus of their lives.

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More definitions of "freak":

  • (noun): Someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction.
    Synonyms: addict, nut, junkie, junky

Famous quotes containing the word freak:

    They won’t come to learn, only to stare. I’ll be a freak in a sideshow: Lazarus the Second! Fifty cents to look, a dollar to touch.
    Karl Brown (1897–1990)

    The world is for thousands a freak show; the images flicker past and vanish; the impressions remain flat and unconnected in the soul. Thus they are easily led by the opinions of others, are content to let their impressions be shuffled and rearranged and evaluated differently.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    For thousands the world is a freak show, the images flicker past and disappear, the impressions remain flat and disconnected in the soul. Thus, they are easily led by the opinions of others, are willing to let their impressions be reordered, rearranged, and reevaluated.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)