- that crawls; noting or describing things, as worms or insects, that crawl, especially imparting a queasy feeling; creepy.
- a crawling insect, small reptile, etc.
Origin of crawly
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Examples from the Web for crawly
The horror of it was that the creeping, crawly thing made no sound—only crawled!The Lock And Key Library
It sort of scares me, Steve—it's so creepy and crawly looking.Spacehounds of IPC
Edward Elmer Smith
All over the tree they ran, creepy, crawly, looking at every single thing.How to Tell Stories to Children
Sara Cone Bryant
"But there's men that is nasty and crawly things," he argued.The Turtles of Tasman
They're so crawly and graceful—but, just the same, I like to watch them.McTeague
- informal feeling or causing a sensation like creatures crawling on one's skin