freestyle

[ free-stahyl ]SEE DEFINITION OF freestyle
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WORD ORIGIN

1912, in swimming, in reference to a distance race in which the swimmers may use whatever stroke they choose; 1950 in general use, from free + style. As an adjective, from 1957; as a verb, by 1970 (in martial arts).

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