phone phreak


phone phreak
phone phreak [frēk]
n.
[ PHONE2 + respelling of FREAK1]
Informal a person who uses electronic equipment to gain unauthorized access to long-distance telephone services

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  • phone phreak — /ˈfoʊn frik/ (say fohn freek) noun 1. a person who makes a hobby of discovering ways to use the telephone without paying, as cracking codes, inventing devices which will bypass switchboard operators, etc. 2. a person who illegally breaks into the …   Australian English dictionary

  • phone phreak — a person who uses computers or other electronic devices to place long distance telephone calls without paying toll charges. Also called phreak. [1975 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • Phone phreak — person who hacks into a telephone system …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • phone phreak — Australian Slang person who hacks into a telephone system …   English dialects glossary

  • phone phreak — n. Slang. a person who habitually makes esp. long distance telephone calls without paying by using any of various devices, primitive to electronic, to access the system illegally • Etymology: [1955 60] …   From formal English to slang

  • phone phreak — noun see phreaker …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • phone freak — var. phone phreak n. and v …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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