crawly

[ kraw-lee ]
/ ˈkrɔ li /
Informal.

adjective, crawl·i·er, crawl·i·est.

that crawls; noting or describing things, as worms or insects, that crawl, especially imparting a queasy feeling; creepy.

noun, plural crawl·ies.

a crawling insect, small reptile, etc.

Origin of crawly

First recorded in 1855–60; crawl1 + -y1
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crawly

/ (ˈkrɔːlɪ) /

adjective crawlier or crawliest

informal feeling or causing a sensation like creatures crawling on one's skin
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