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.

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  1. A man, particularly a bold, strong, vigorous man.
  2. A fellow; a petulant, young man.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A sudden causeless change or turn of the mind; a whim of fancy; a capricious prank; a vagary or caprice.
  2. Someone or something that is markedly unusual.
  3. A hippie.
  4. A drug addict.
  5. A nonconformist, especially in appearance, social behavior, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or business practices; an oddball, especially in physiology (i.e., "circus freak"); unique, sometimes in a displeasing way.
  6. A person whose physique has grown far beyond the normal limits of muscular development; often a bodybuilder weighing more than 120 kilos (260 pounds).
  7. An enthusiast, or person who has an obsession with, or extreme knowledge of, something.
    Bob's a real video-game freak. He owns every games console of the last ten years.
  8. A very sexually perverse individual.
    She's a freak in the sack!


  1. To make greatly distressed and/or a discomposed appearance
  2. To be placed or place someone under the influence of a psychedelic drug
  3. To streak; to variegate
  4. To experience reality withdrawal, or hallucinations (nightmarish), to behave irrational or unconventional due to drug use.
  5. To react extremely or irrationally, usually under distress or discomposure


  1. strange, weird

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