[ kree-pee-kraw-lee ]
/ ˈkri piˈkrɔ li /
noun, plural creep·y-crawl·ies.
adjective, creep·y-crawl·i·er, creep·y-crawl·i·est.
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Examples from the Web for creepy-crawly
And now comes the best part of the story, which is, of course, the "creepy-crawly" and horrible part.
There were three creepy-crawly people hiding in the plate-rack.The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse|Beatrix Potter
What's the 'realms of Creepy-crawly, Shivery-shaky' I wonder?The Hero of Garside School|J. Harwood Panting
British Dictionary definitions for creepy-crawly
/ British informal /
noun plural -crawlies
a small crawling creature
feeling or causing a sensation as of creatures crawling on one's skin
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