Definition of Creepy-crawlies

1. Noun. Feelings of dislike and anxiety. "The cave gave me the creepy-crawlies"

Generic synonyms: Dislike



Definition of Creepy-crawlies

1. Noun. (plural of creepy-crawly) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Creepy-crawlies

creeping thyme
creeping ulcer
creeping willow
creeping wintergreen
creeping wood sorrel
creeping zinnia
creepingly
creeple
creeples
creepmeter
creepmeters
creepos
creeps
creepy
creepy-crawlies (current term)
creepy-crawly
creepy-peepy
crees
creese
creesed
creeses
creesh
creeshed
creeshes
creeshier
creeshing
creeshy
creesing
creetur

Literary usage of Creepy-crawlies

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1. Sapper Dorothy Lawrence, the Only English Woman Soldier, Late Royal by Dorothy Lawrence (1919)
"Ugh ! creepy crawlies ! creepy crawlies ! Everywhere fleas jumped in all directions. Before an hour passed I was a complete mass of pink lumps ; without ..."

2. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1885)
"Only those spectators who are afraid of creepy- crawlies, of snakes and lizards, frogs and toads—nay, of rate, mice, and unknown wee beasties—will be wise ..."

3. Adventure Guide to Trinidad & Tobago by Kathleen O'Donnell, S Harry Pefkaros (2000)
"Do not wander off on the right side of the dam or the creepy crawlies will get you. This is well worth a visit, especially if you continue on the ..."

4. Practice with Purpose: Literacy Work Stations for Grades 3-6by Debbie Diller by Debbie Diller (2005)
"Creepy Crawlies and the Scientific Method: More Than 100 Hands-On Science Experiments for Children by Sally Stenhouse Kneidel (1993) is another book you ..."

5. London Society edited by James Hogg, Florence Marryat (1879)
"... from the monkey gambolling from branch to branch, the ugly but excellent (to eat) iguane lizard, down to annelids and other creepy- crawlies. ..."

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