- The definition of creepy-crawly is a slang term used for insects or other creatures that crawl and make people feel fear and disgust.
An example of creepy-crawly is spiders.
creepy-crawly definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. creepy-crawlies
Slang something, as a crawling insect or spider, regarded as frightening and repugnant
creepy-crawly definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- One, such as a spider, insect, or worm, that crawls.
- creepy-crawlies A sensation of fear, repugnance, or nervous agitation.