creaky

adjective
\ ˈkrē-kē How to pronounce creaky (audio) \
creakier; creakiest

Definition of creaky

1 : marked by creaking : squeaky creaky shoes
2 : showing signs of deterioration or decrepitude a creaky old house a creaky economy

Other Words from creaky

creakily \ ˈkrē-​kə-​lē How to pronounce creaky (audio) \ adverb
creakiness \ ˈkrē-​kē-​nəs How to pronounce creaky (audio) \ noun

Examples of creaky in a Sentence

The new governor promises to work to revive the state's creaky economy. a computer system that is creaky with age
Recent Examples on the Web Montclare, a creaky old mansion that functions as a retirement home for the community. Declan Gallagher, EW.com, 25 June 2022 The creaky waste management system in the country's burgeoning cities and villages means that much of this waste isn't recycled and ends up polluting the environment. Arkansas Online, 4 July 2022 The creaky waste management system in the country’s burgeoning cities and villages means that much of this waste isn’t recycled and ends up polluting the environment. Aniruddha Ghosal, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 July 2022 If your body feels old and creaky, let’s grease up those achy joints and get the most bang for your buck. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 May 2022 Most angle-adjust headsets are creaky and incompatible with many popular headtube configurations. Outside Online, 27 May 2022 Restore LeBron James, his creaky knees and 37-year-old back. Remind him that all good things come in due time — so long as due time starts next season. Kurt Streeter, New York Times, 25 Apr. 2022 Certain bookstores, especially ones with creaky floors and an energy of welcome and curiosity, are hallowed spaces. BostonGlobe.com, 19 May 2022 Once the home of New York’s central wholesale food market, TriBeCa is full of the same kind of industrial warehouse buildings and creaky tongue-and-groove wooden floors that give SoHo so much of its character. New York Times, 28 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of creaky

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Aug 2022

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“Creaky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/creaky. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for creaky

creaky

adjective
\ ˈkrē-kē How to pronounce creaky (audio) \
creakier; creakiest

Kids Definition of creaky

: making or likely to make a long squeaking or scraping sound creaky stairs

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