American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Informal Creepy.
- adj. Informal Feeling as if covered with moving things.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a sensation as of the contact of crawling things.
- adj. Having a sensation of being covered in moving things such as insects
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. colloq. Creepy.
- From crawl + -y. (Wiktionary)
“Mason had come armed with a handful of wild barley-grass, or "crawly", as it was better known among the boys.”
“Of literary art there is little, of invention considerable; and while the style is to a certain extent unformed and immature, it is neither feeble nor obscure, and admirably serves the author's purpose of creating what the children call a "crawly" impression.”
“* Tingling or numbness in the hands, face, feet or mouth (paresthesia) * Feelings of "crawly," "itchy," or "cringy" skin sensations.”
“Bring your favourite creepy crawly a Valentine to the Toronto Zoo February 12-15th and get in free!”
“It's already that creepy crawly time of year at the Natural History Museum's wonderful Spider Pavilion.”
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“The epic "Little People Black City" cycled through 10 minutes of mood swings - from lush synthesizer-driven romance, to skeletal machine-funk - but at its emotional crest, the audience swaying along, Dear's desires got kind of creepy-crawly.”
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