from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Informal Of or producing a sensation of uneasiness or fear, as of things crawling on one's skin: a creepy feeling; a creepy story.
  • adj. Informal Annoyingly unpleasant; repulsive: the creepy kids next door.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. producing an uneasy fearful sensation, as of things crawling over one's skin
  • adj. strangely repulsive

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Crawly; having or producing a sensation like that caused by insects creeping on the skin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Chilled and crawling, as with horror or fear.
  • See creepie, creepie.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. annoying and unpleasant
  • adj. causing a sensation as of things crawling on your skin


creep +‎ -y (Wiktionary)



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