She had this really creepy expression that sort of creeped me out.
I realize that many folks get creeped out when you start tossing around the C word.
Click on the Google Street View of your house to get creeped out.
But I was lured in by the witty dialogue, then genuinely engrossed and creeped out.
Actually, “creeped out” and “disturbed” would be better descriptors for the decidedly mixed reaction.
I creeped into the cave, with a candle, the way I used to do.
Then I summoned almost superhuman strength, and creeped up the stairs and out into the court.
And Uncle Dick chased it, and nen it unwinded itself and creeped under a big rock.
Every tree-stem I knew by touch of hand, and in my youth I had creeped into every hidie hole that would hold a squirrel.
It creeped and crawled among the wagons and carts and horses to Smithfield street.
Old English creopan "to creep" (class II strong verb; past tense creap, past participle cropen), from Proto-Germanic *kreupanan (cf. Old Frisian kriapa, Middle Dutch crupen, Old Norse krjupa "to creep"), from PIE root *greug-. Related: Crept; creeping.
"a creeping motion," 1818, from creep (v.). Meaning "despicable person" is 1935, American English slang, perhaps from earlier sense of "sneak thief" (1914). Creeper "a gilded rascal" is recorded from c.1600, and the word also was used of certain classes of thieves, especially those who robbed customers in brothels. The creeps "a feeling of dread or revulsion" first attested 1849, in Dickens.
A disgusting and obnoxious person; crud, jerk, nerd •An isolated 1886 use seems to refer specifically to a cringing sycophant rather than a generally repulsive person: The man is nothing but a creep/ poets loyal to Blake and Whitman, the ''holy creeps''/ How to spend our money on making some creepo more creative in the growing world of weirdness
[first form 1930s+ students, second 1950s+; origin uncertain; perhaps fr one who makes one's flesh creep;perhaps generalized fr one who cringes and curries favor]