\ ˈkrȯ-lē How to pronounce crawly (audio) \
crawlier; crawliest

Definition of crawly

2 : marked by crawling or slow motion crawly creatures

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While your mind might automatically jump to some kind of creepy, crawly creature, that’s only partly true. Elly Belle, Teen Vogue, "McDonald's Salads Possibly Linked to Parasite," 13 July 2018 Fortunately for wasps, however, Marvel has a reputation for empowering creepy-crawly underdogs (see: Spider-Man). Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "Five Real Life Wasp Superpowers Not in Ant-Man and the Wasp," 22 Mar. 2018 Lots of venues will host creepy and crawly bashes the weekend before Halloween, with many featuring big contests, so don't be scared to go all out on your costume. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "18 adults-only Halloween parties across Phoenix that will tingle your spine," 25 Oct. 2017 The challenge began April 4, and will continue every day while the creepy, crawly supply lasts. USA TODAY, "North Carolina burger joint offers burger garnished with chargrilled tarantula," 18 Apr. 2018 Earth Day includes a visit by Dr. Insecta's creepy-crawly insect station, as well as the release of nearly 100 butterflies. John Benson,, "North Olmsted to host third annual Earth Fair April 22 at North Olmsted Community Park," 11 Apr. 2018 Sept. 23 to indefinite Just in time for Halloween these creepy, crawly creatures go on view in their own room. Victoria Dalkey, sacbee, "Art review: Fall preview of museum and gallery shows," 30 Aug. 2017 The breathy, brooding song dances over a jazz rhythm like a ghost with a new music video that taps into that creepy-crawly feeling. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Hundred Waters Gets Covered in 12,000 Bugs for Creepy-Crawly New 'Fingers' Video," 14 Aug. 2017 Bug kits, hotspots and more What’s that creepy-crawly thing in your kitchen? Karla Peterson, Pacific San Diego Magazine, "San Diego libraries are so much more than books," 8 May 2017

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First Known Use of crawly

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of crawly was in 1857

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