creeper

[ kree-per ]
/ ˈkri pər /

noun


Nearby words

  1. creep up on,
  2. creep-feed,
  3. creep-feeding,
  4. creep-grazing,
  5. creepage,
  6. creepie,
  7. creeping,
  8. creeping bent grass,
  9. creeping cinquefoil,
  10. creeping eruption

Origin of creeper

before 1000; Middle English crepere, Old English crēopere. See creep, -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for creeper

creeper

/ (ˈkriːpə) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for creeper

creeper

n.

Old English creopera "one who creeps," agent noun from creep (v.). Also see creep (n.). Meaning "lice" is from 1570s; of certain birds from 1660s; of certain plants from 1620s.

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