So the field started out again as a tabula rasa, and when that happens all kinds of mistakes and blunders can creep in.
"creep," "No Scrubs," and "Unpretty," obviously, were huge crowd pleasers.
And each one serves to make him look more like a creep and a liar.
“He actually really did creep me out—as the character—with the braids and the way he talked,” she says.
As Ronnie indicates below, there are instances where the two definitions of "creep" overlap.
They live in houses which resemble beehives, into which you must creep.
After a long wait the sergeant suggested that they creep away.
If so, I'll wake you, Marietje, and creep into bed beside you.
I am going to dress myself in the seals skin, and creep along the ice.
We'll creep up through the shadow if he goes into the shack.
Old English creopan "to creep" (class II strong verb; past tense creap, past participle cropen), from Proto-Germanic *kreupanan (cf. Old Frisian kriapa, Middle Dutch crupen, Old Norse krjupa "to creep"), from PIE root *greug-. Related: Crept; creeping.
"a creeping motion," 1818, from creep (v.). Meaning "despicable person" is 1935, American English slang, perhaps from earlier sense of "sneak thief" (1914). Creeper "a gilded rascal" is recorded from c.1600, and the word also was used of certain classes of thieves, especially those who robbed customers in brothels. The creeps "a feeling of dread or revulsion" first attested 1849, in Dickens.
A disgusting and obnoxious person; crud, jerk, nerd •An isolated 1886 use seems to refer specifically to a cringing sycophant rather than a generally repulsive person: The man is nothing but a creep/ poets loyal to Blake and Whitman, the ''holy creeps''/ How to spend our money on making some creepo more creative in the growing world of weirdness
[first form 1930s+ students, second 1950s+; origin uncertain; perhaps fr one who makes one's flesh creep;perhaps generalized fr one who cringes and curries favor]