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

Example Sentences

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

1653, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of freakish was in 1653

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“Freakish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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