Definition of creepy-crawly noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

creepy-crawly

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌkripi ˈkrɔli//
 
(pl. creepy-crawlies)(informal)
 
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an insect, a worm, etc. when you think of it as unpleasant
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