[kree-pee] /ˈkri pi/

adjective, creepier, creepiest.
having or causing a sensation of the skin, as from horror or fear:
a creepy ghost story.
that :
a creepy insect.
Slang. of, relating to, or characteristic of a person who is a ; obnoxious; weird.
adjective creepier, creepiest
(informal) having or causing a sensation of repulsion, horror, or fear, as of creatures crawling on the skin
creeping; slow-moving

1794, “characterized by creeping,” from creep + -y (2). Meaning “having a creeping feeling in the flesh” is from 1831; that of producing such a feeling, the main modern sense, is from 1858. Creepy-crawly is from 1858.



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