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- 2 [with modifier] any of a number of small birds that creep around in trees or vegetation:
- (brown creeper)North American the American treecreeper (Certhia americana, family Certhiidae). (brown creeper)NZ 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).
- 3 informal (creepers)short for brothel creepers.