[kraw-lee] Informal.
adjective, crawlier, crawliest.
that crawls; noting or describing things, as worms or insects, that crawl, especially imparting a queasy feeling; creepy.
noun, plural crawlies.
a crawling insect, small reptile, etc.

1855–60; crawl1 + -y1 Unabridged
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crawly (ˈkrɔːlɪ)
adj , crawlier, crawliest
informal feeling or causing a sensation like creatures crawling on one's skin

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Example sentences
They're creepy, they're crawly and they're often quite difficult to spot.
Spiders are often considered top-dog predators of the creepy crawly world.
The creepy crawly you don't see is definitely scarier than the one you do.
Activities include creepy crawly crafts, spooky story time and a haunting movie.
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