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creaky

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adjective \ˈkrē-kē\

Simple Definition of creaky

  • : making a creaking sound

  • : no longer working well : old and in bad condition

Full Definition of creaky

creak·i·ercreak·i·est

  1. 1 :  marked by creaking :  squeaky <creaky shoes>

  2. 2 :  showing signs of deterioration or decrepitude <a creaky old house> <a creaky economy>

creak·i·ly play \-kə-lē\ adverb
creak·i·ness play \-nəs\ noun

Examples of creaky

  1. The new governor promises to work to revive the state's creaky economy.

  2. a computer system that is creaky with age



1834

First Known Use of creaky

1834


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