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Definition of freak noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(informal) a person with a very strong interest in a particular subject a health/fitness/jazz, etc. freak see also control freak
  2. 2(disapproving) a person who is considered to be unusual because of the way they behave, look, or think She was treated like a freak because she didn't want children. He's going out with a real freak.
  3. 3(also freak of nature) (sometimes offensive) a person, an animal, a plant, or a thing that is not physically normal
  4. 4a very unusual and unexpected event By some freak of fate they all escaped without injury.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: freak