adjective or adverb
freak·​ing | \ ˈfrē-kᵊn How to pronounce freaking (audio) , -kiŋ How to pronounce freaking (audio) \

Definition of freaking

US, informal
: damned used as an intensive With a really quite commendable effort of will, Fred restrains his impulse to utter some exasperated imprecation and snatch the freaking mouse from his freaking partner to freaking click on Fast Freaking Forward …— John BarthAnd how about tarantulas? Can they kill you? And what about those freaking scorpions they'd heard about?— Joseph WambaughIt's not that Indian pipe … is so rare, because it isn't. It's just freaking cool …— Caleb RoundsWhat in the freaking hell is that all about?— Michael Kelly

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Examples of freaking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s another way of saying there are a freaking ton of jellyfish in the ocean. Tom Mcnamara, Popular Science, 3 Dec. 2020 That warmed my heart to hear from such a freaking talented actor. Sydney Bucksbaum,, 17 June 2020

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First Known Use of freaking

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for freaking

euphemism for frigging or fucking

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The first known use of freaking was in 1928

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“Freaking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of freaking

used to make an angry statement more forceful


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