creepy

adjective
\ ˈkrē-pē How to pronounce creepy (audio) \
creepier; creepiest

Definition of creepy

1 : producing a nervous shivery apprehension a creepy horror story also : eerie
2 : of, relating to, or being a creep : annoyingly unpleasant a creepy old man

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Other Words from creepy

creepily \ ˈkrē-​pə-​lē How to pronounce creepy (audio) \ adverb
creepiness \ ˈkrē-​pē-​nəs How to pronounce creepy (audio) \ noun

Examples of creepy in a Sentence

There's something creepy about that guy. a fascinating but creepy stage show by an offbeat magician
Recent Examples on the Web Watch Nicole Kidman in her creepy, cult-y glory below. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, 26 Apr. 2021 Whenever these types of horror films are made—especially when the subject involves demons or the devil—usually some creepy things happen on set. Angela Dawson, Forbes, 4 Mar. 2021 Now my creepy spy of an Instagram account is showing me anti-cellulite creams. Katie Sturino, Harper's BAZAAR, 25 May 2021 The book, a funny, sometimes creepy indictment of the book business, will go out into the world on June 1, crashing into an ongoing debate about how publishing can meaningfully diversify its work force, its leadership and its authors. New York Times, 23 May 2021 Your eyes will go to the palm trees wrapped in technicolor sweaters, and the whimsically creepy display of old stuffed animals hanging from strings. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 21 May 2021 He’s one of Hulk’s main villains, and is currently doing some extremely creepy stuff in the Immortal Hulk comic. Oliver Sava, Vulture, 21 May 2021 Unlike our politicians, none of the inhabitants of Easttown seem preoccupied with being likable, which makes for a great slew of suspects—including an out-of-town writer, a creepy Catholic priest, and the missing girl’s deadbeat dad. Raven Smith, Vogue, 19 May 2021 The Prodigal Son and his creepy serial killer father have left the building — in more ways than one. Ruth Kinane, EW.com, 19 May 2021

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First Known Use of creepy

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for creepy

see creep entry 1

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Last Updated

12 Jun 2021

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“Creepy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/creepy. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for creepy

creepy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of creepy

informal : strange or scary : causing people to feel nervous and afraid

creepy

adjective
\ ˈkrē-pē How to pronounce creepy (audio) \
creepier; creepiest

Kids Definition of creepy

1 : eerie a creepy old house
2 : annoyingly unpleasant Dozens of frogs gave me a creepy feeling.

Other Words from creepy

creepiness noun

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