adjective (crawlier; -est) Date: 1857 1. creepy 1 2. marked by crawling or slow motion <
crawly creatures

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  • Crawly — Crawl y (kr?l ?), a. Creepy. [Colloq.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crawly — [krôl′ē] adj. crawlier, crawliest CREEPY …   English World dictionary

  • crawly — adjective Having a sensation of being covered in moving things such as insects See Also: creepy crawly …   Wiktionary

  • crawly — /kraw lee/, adj., crawlier, crawliest, n., pl. crawlies. Informal. adj. 1. that crawls; noting or describing things, as worms or insects, that crawl, esp. imparting a queasy feeling; creepy. n. 2. a crawling insect, small reptile, etc. [1855 60;… …   Universalium

  • crawly — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Informal. Experiencing a repugnant tingling sensation: Informal: creepy. See FEAR, LIKE …   English dictionary for students

  • crawly — crawl·y || krɔːlɪ adj. pertaining to things which crawl (i.e. insects); causing a creepy feeling …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crawly — crawl•y [[t]ˈkrɔ li[/t]] adj. crawl•i•er, crawl•i•est crawling, as worms or insects, and imparting a queasy feeling; creepy • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • crawly — /ˈkrɔli/ (say krawlee) adjective Colloquial that crawls; imparting the sensation of being overrun with crawling things; creepy …   Australian English dictionary

  • CRAWLY — …   Useful english dictionary

  • creepy-crawly — UK [ˌkriːpɪ ˈkrɔːlɪ] / US [ˌkrɪpɪ ˈkrɔlɪ] noun [countable] Word forms creepy crawly : singular creepy crawly plural creepy crawlies informal an insect. This word shows that you dislike or are afraid of insects …   English dictionary

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