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creeps, the

noun phrase
  1. Sensations of fear and loathing, such that one's flesh seems to formicate; revulsion; the willies: The willies or the creeps. Call it what you like (1864+)
  2. Delirium tremens: He was not in with the creeps but with a broken leg (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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