freaking

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freaking

  1. present participle of freak

Noun[edit]

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.

Adjective[edit]

freaking ‎(not comparable)

  1. (euphemistic, slang, vulgar, chiefly US) 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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Adverb[edit]

freaking ‎(not comparable)

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