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Etymology 1[edit]

Compare freak (transitive verb), freckle.


freck (third-person singular simple present frecks, present participle frecking, simple past and past participle frecked)

  1. (transitive, rare, poetic) To checker; to diversify.
    • (Can we date this quote by Lowell and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      the painted windows, frecking gloom with glow

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


freck (comparative more freck, superlative most freck)

  1. (Scotland) prompt; eager

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for freck in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)