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creepy-crawly

[ kree-pee-kraw-lee ]
/ ˈkri piˈkrɔ li /
Informal.
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noun, plural creep·y-crawl·ies.
a creeping or crawling animal, especially an insect.
adjective, creep·y-crawl·i·er, creep·y-crawl·i·est.
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Origin of creepy-crawly

First recorded in 1855–60; see origin at creep, crawl1, -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for creepy-crawly

creepy-crawly
/ British informal /

noun plural -crawlies
a small crawling creature
adjective
feeling or causing a sensation as of creatures crawling on one's skin
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