creepycrawly

creepy-crawly

[kree-pee-kraw-lee] Informal.
noun, plural creepy-crawlies.
1.
a creeping or crawling animal, especially an insect.
adjective, creepy-crawlier, creepy-crawliest.
2.
creepy ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1855–60; see creep, crawl1, -y1

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creepy-crawly
 
n , pl -crawlies
1.  a small crawling creature
 
adj
2.  feeling or causing a sensation as of creatures crawling on one's skin

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