|Origin:||Perhaps from Old English frician 'to dance'|
someone who is extremely interested in a particular subject so that other people think they are strange or unusual:
someone who is considered to be very strange because of the way they look, behave, or think [= weirdo]:
These glasses make me look like a freak.
Women who studied engineering used to be considered freaks.
someone who always wants to control situations and other people
4HB also freak of nature
something in nature that is very unusual:
Due to some freak of nature, it snowed in June.
an unexpected and very unusual event:
By some freak of fate, he walked away from the crash completely unhurt.
April's sales figures were a freak.