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"Freak!" is not really what you want to hear when you're trying to blend into a crowd. But for someone interested in being unique, it can be a compliment. Starting in the early 1800s, freak shows were a popular form of entertainment that literally involved putting weirdness on display. People who had extreme medical conditions - obesity, dwarfism, hairiness - could work in freak shows while people paid money to gawk at them. In the 1970s, the dance musich it "Le Freak" helped launch the disco craze, but also poked fun at the over-the-top devotion of nightclubbers. Being called a "music freak" or a "computer freak" has a certain charm because the idea is that while you may be abnormally passionate about one special thing, you're probably very good at it. Like "Jesus freak," however, it also might contain a subtle putdown about being so fervent about something.
"Oh my god, what a freak!"
"Hmm...let's see...I'm a freak...that's very interesting. But umm...I'm not the one prancing around in my high heels and miniskirt, now am I? As far as I'm concerned, the only freak here is you."
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Freaks-People who are unique or odd for the purpose of doing what they like. This word originated from the word FREAKSHOW.
by Dani The Great January 17, 2005
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someone super wild and cool
your a "freak" in bed
by JordynBev09 December 18, 2007
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1. Extremest as in: she/he is a freak in bed. (In a good way)
2. To have sex.
3. Weirdo, or someone who does strange things in the wrong situations. (In a bad way)
I want a lady in the street, but a freak in the bed.
-Ludacris, Usher & Lil John
by eb1radtech May 28, 2005
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A freak is not a weirdo but is often confused with a hipster. Freaks are generally preoccupied with youth culture, self-actualization, discovery, and self-image; an interest in strange or bizarre subjects or wanting to be the first to do something or consume something; exposing people as phonies; or in wanting to be interesting or original. Examples of freaks include, punks, poets, dancers, strippers, citizen journalists, vloggers, gonzo writers, audiophiles, hoarders, junk-haulers, baristas, hitchhikers, beatniks, street vendors, graphic designers, anti-comedians, gurus, disc jockeys, mascots, math-a-magicians, or performers of the street, rodeo, or circus.
Many great minds in history started as freaks but were not content with being a freak.
by tinkertoys29 October 03, 2016
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In the 60's, a freak was someone who dressed like a hippy and did drugs. Was not derogatory.
Wow, that long-haired guy in the tie-dye looks like a freak.
by Liberte July 28, 2006
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Freaks: Cool people who are liked for their individuality and natural weirdness, who don't do things because they are hip, but just because that is who they are and want to do.
"If It Feels Good Do It Explore life, don't be inhibited by it"
by SaZ March 22, 2004
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