Definition of creeper in English:
1 Botany Any plant that grows along the ground, around another plant, or up a wall by means of extending stems or branches.
- Yes muntries are little purple berries and they're the fruit of a shrub, a ground creeper, that grows down in eastern South Australia.
- The plant, a creeper of the arum lily family, is a native of Mexico and Guatemala.
- Flowering plants, creepers and hedge shrubs will be planted.
2Any of a number of small birds that creep around in trees, vegetation, etc.
- ● (brown creeper) The American treecreeper (Certhia americana, family Certhiidae). ● (brown creeper)New Zealand A New Zealand songbird (Mohoua (or Finschia) novaeseelandiae, family Pachycephalidae or Acanthizidae). ● A Philippine songbird (family Rhabdornithidae and genus Rhabdornis: two species). ● A Hawaiian honeycreeper (genus Paroreomyza, family Drepanididae: three species).
- One most beautiful and exotic of creepers is cardinal creeper.
- Brown creepers have just taken over the neighborhood, you hear them everywhere you go.
- A flock of brown creepers were on most of the trees.
4North American informal A person, typically a man, whose behavior toward or interest in someone is regarded as unwelcome and socially inappropriate: I could dance there without a creeper walking up and accosting me
More example sentences
- They accuse him of being a restroom creeper.
- I only block trolls and creepers though, which I haven't been getting a lot of lately.
- He was a creeper who spied on her every move and manipulated his way into their lives.
Words that rhyme with creeperArequipa, beeper, bleeper, Dnieper, keeper, leaper, peeper, reaper, sleeper, sweeper, weeper
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