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creepy

[ kree-pee ]
/ ˈkri pi /
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adjective, creep·i·er, creep·i·est.
having or causing a creeping sensation of the skin, as from horror or fear: a creepy ghost story.
that creeps: a creepy insect.
Slang. of, relating to, or characteristic of a person who is a creep; obnoxious; weird.
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Origin of creepy

First recorded in 1825–35; creep + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM creepy

creep·i·ly, adverbcreep·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for creepy

creepy
/ (ˈkriːpɪ) /

adjective creepier or creepiest
informal having or causing a sensation of repulsion, horror, or fear, as of creatures crawling on the skin
creeping; slow-moving

Derived forms of creepy

creepily, adverbcreepiness, noun
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