freakier; freakiest
freakiness noun

Examples of freaky in a Sentence

That book was kind of freaky. a freaky kid wearing a weird hat
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Word History

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of freaky was in 1799

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“Freaky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


freakier; freakiest
: characterized by caprice
: very strange or abnormal
a freaky appearance
a freaky coincidence

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