freakish

adjective

freak·​ish ˈfrē-kish How to pronounce freakish (audio)
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: markedly strange or abnormal
freakish appearance
freakishly adverb
freakishness noun

Examples of freakish in a Sentence

a freakish twist of fate had a freakish roommate in college who once decided to drive all the way to Canada on the spur of the moment
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Word History

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of freakish was in 1602

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“Freakish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freakish. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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