phreak
noun Etymology: alteration of 1freak Date: 1972 phreaker

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • phreak — 1972, originally in phone phreak, one of a set who defraud telephone companies electronically. The ph in phone may have suggested the alteration, but this seems to be the original of the 1990s slang fad for substituting ph for f (e.g. phat) …   Etymology dictionary

  • phreak — phreak·er; phreak·ing; …   English syllables

  • phreak — [frēk] n. [< FREAK1, with sp. infl. by PHONE2] [Informal] short for PHONE PHREAK …   English World dictionary

  • Phreak — Phreaking [friːkɪŋ] (Kofferwort aus engl. phone, „Telefon“, und freak, „vernarrter Typ“) bezeichnet eine Subkultur, die sich mit der Manipulation von Telefonverbindungen auseinandersetzt. Ursprünglich ermöglichten die Methoden des Phreaking… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • phreak — /freek/, n., v., phreaked, phreaking. n. 1. See phone phreak. v.i. 2. to act as a phone phreak. v.t. 3. to tamper with (telephones) as a phone phreak does. [1970 75; altered sp. of FREAK1, copying ph of PHONE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • phreak — /freek/, n., v., phreaked, phreaking. n. 1. See phone phreak. v.i. 2. to act as a phone phreak. v.t. 3. to tamper with (telephones) as a phone phreak does. [1970 75; altered sp. of FREAK1, copying ph of PHONE1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • phreak — One who is enthusiastic about telephones. Someone who wants to learn about a telephone network. The telecom magazine featured a story written by a phreak …   Dictionary of american slang

  • phreak — One who is enthusiastic about telephones. Someone who wants to learn about a telephone network. The telecom magazine featured a story written by a phreak …   Dictionary of american slang

  • phreak — n. <a respelling of freak.> □ You stupid phreak! Why’d you do that? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • phreak — 1. noun A person who engages in phone phreaking. 2. verb To engage in phone phreaking …   Wiktionary

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