One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounusually in phrase let one's freak flag fly
Used in reference to the open, proud, or defiant exhibition of traits regarded as unconventional.‘you should embrace your weirdness and let your freak flag fly’
1960s: from freak + flag; earliest use found in the Jimi Hendrix song If 6 was 9 (1967).
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