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  • IPA(key): /ˈfɹiːkɪŋ/
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  • Rhymes: -iːkɪŋ



  1. present participle of freak


freaking (plural freakings)

  1. (dated) A streak or variegation in a pattern.
    • 1926, Hildegarde Hawthorne, Corsica, the Surprising Island, page 216:
      For the greater part of the time we were considerably above the sea, that took on a more vivid hue, more peacock freakings, for every yard we hung above it. Once in a way we got down to sea level, but only to mount again.
    • 1937, My Garden (volume 10, page 234)
      [] so through every conceivable shade of red, lilac and purple to a vinous maroon of the deepest dye, with freakings and freckles and all manner of fantastic adornments.


freaking (not comparable)

  1. (minced oath, slang, chiefly US, euphemistic) Fucking.
    You're getting on my freaking nerves!
  2. (obsolete) Freakish.
    • 1665 January 25, Pepys, Samuel, Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys[1], volume 4, Dodd, Mead & Company, published 1885, page 318:
      Thence home and visited Sir J. Minnes, who continues ill, but is something better, there he told me what a mad freaking fellow Sir Ellis Layton hath been, and is, and once at Antwerp was really mad.

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freaking (not comparable)

  1. (euphemistic, slang, US) Fucking.
    You think you're so freaking smart, don't you?
    He was so scared he freaking ran into a police station.