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Word of the Day: Phreaker

Word of the Day: Phreaker

What I think it means: This one’s a weird one that I’ve never heard before in my life. The spelling sounds like a mixture of freak and beaker, but I’m sure it has nothing to do with that. My guess would be it’s some sort of slang for a club kid…or a lightbulb.

What it actually means: One who gains illegal access to the telephone system. Hunh, interesting. Apparently the ph- beginning refers to the phone. And I guess the -eaker could refer to breaker, or the -ker reminds me a bit of hacker. I highly doubt I’ll use this word though.


I split my time writing and working my day job as a massage therapist. If it’s a creative pursuit though, chances are I’ve dabbled in it. Hell, I’ve played around with soapmaking, beer brewing, cupcake baking, tea blending and everything else under the midday sun. At the end of the day, my constant is always reading, writing and editing. I’m an Aries-Taurus cusp–which to any astrology buffs should tell you plenty. I hit the East Coast convention circuit pretty hard and chances are, you can find me vending for Solstice Brews while simultaneously promoting my books.

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