freaky etymology

English word freaky comes from English -y, English freak

Detailed word origin of freaky

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-y English (eng) Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.. Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin. Forming diminutive nouns. Also used for familiar and pet names as a term of endearment. Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning “having the quality of”.. Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to".
freak English (eng) (UK, _, dialectal, Scotland) A fellow; a petulant young man.. A man, particularly a bold, strong, vigorous man. (intransitive) To experience reality withdrawal, or hallucinations (nightmarish), to behave irrational or unconventional due to drug use.. (intransitive) To react extremely or irrationally, usually under distress or discomposure. (transitive) To be placed or place someone under the [...]
freaky English (eng) (slang) Odd; bizarre; unusual.. (slang) Scary; frightening.. (slang) Sexually deviant.. Resembling a freak.

Words with the same origin as freaky

Descendants of -y
andy apply bags bunny creepy dummy funny handy healthy heavy kitty mommy pretty pussy risky rocky rusty scary sexy shitty skinny sonny tiny tony woody