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


freaking (not comparable)

  1. (minced oath, slang, chiefly US, euphemistic) Fucking.
    Synonyms: effing, flaming, flipping, fricking, frigging
    You're getting on my freaking nerves!
  2. (obsolete) Freakish.
    • 1665 January 25, Samuel Pepys, 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.
    • 2021 April 27, Amanda Hess, “Inject the Vaccine Fan Fiction Directly Into My Veins”, in The New York Times[2], →ISSN:
      Suddenly his eyeballs are glazed with tears. “Mom, can you come get me,” he pleads. “Yeah, ’cause I freaking hate it here. []



  1. present participle and gerund 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.