phreak etymology

English word phreak comes from English freak, English phone

Detailed word origin of phreak

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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 [...]
phone English (eng) (phonetics) A speech segment that possesses distinct physical or perceptual properties, considered as a physical event without regard to its place in the phonology of a language. (transitive) To call (someone) on the telephone. A device for transmitting conversations and other sounds in real time across distances.
phreak English (eng) (transitive, intransitive) To engage in phone phreaking. (technology) A person who engages in phone phreaking.

Words with the same origin as phreak

Descendants of phone
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