freak·​ish | \ ˈfrē-kish How to pronounce freakish (audio) \

Definition of freakish

2 : markedly strange or abnormal freakish appearance

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from freakish

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
Recent Examples on the Web Authorities and residents in the Santiam Canyon, along the McKenzie River and in Clackamas County were uniformly caught off guard by the freakish speed of the fires' advance, despite clear weather warnings. oregonlive, "Oregon’s historic wildfires: the unprecedented was predictable," 12 Sep. 2020 Of course, silence changes the very nature of the Derby, known for a mix of the raucous and refined, the freakish and fashionable. CBS News, "Kentucky Derby will be unlike any other: "It's going to be weird"," 4 Sep. 2020 Garrett’s freakish ability speaks for itself, but Vernon and Richardson have also hurled 15 years’ experience and two Pro Bowls at Wills’ 6-foot-4, 307-pound frame. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland, "Joe Thomas on Browns LT Jedrick Wills Jr.: ‘My expectations are still super high; let’s be patient’," 3 Sep. 2020 But Dlala has implemented just enough obnoxious stuff between Battletoads' good bits to stop me, a pretty freakish Battletoads fan, from recommending that anyone buy it outright. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Battletoads game review: Good moments don’t save the toad-al package," 19 Aug. 2020 Deborah Denise Henson spent much of her adult life in pain — the result of a freakish accident that left her with plates and screws in her back. Tiffini Theisen,, "Florida adds 8,109 coronavirus cases to push total infected past 550,000," 12 Aug. 2020 A mere two months later, a freakish Halloween nor’easter, cut power to nearly 900,000 utility customers and eventually led to the ouster of Connecticut Power & Light chief executive officer Jeffrey Butler. Michael Hamad,, "This time it isn’t toilet paper: Chainsaws, portable generators, bags of ice disappear from shelves after Tropical Storm Isaias ravages Connecticut," 7 Aug. 2020 But Soroka's misfortune was simply a baseball injury, a freakish occurrence that dealt the game another costly blow. Paul Newberry, Star Tribune, "Done for the year: Braves ace Soroka felled by torn Achilles," 4 Aug. 2020 And no series was better prepared for the freakish surrealities of perpetual quarantine than Showtime's Desus & Mero, currently airing Sundays and Thursdays. Darren Franich,, "Emmys: The time has come to nominate Desus & Mero," 9 July 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'freakish.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of freakish

1653, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about freakish

Time Traveler for freakish

Time Traveler

The first known use of freakish was in 1653

See more words from the same year

Statistics for freakish

Last Updated

16 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Freakish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for freakish


How to pronounce freakish (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of freakish

: very strange or abnormal

More from Merriam-Webster on freakish

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for freakish

Nglish: Translation of freakish for Spanish Speakers

Comments on freakish

What made you want to look up freakish? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!