Definition of creeper in English:

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creeper

Pronunciation: /ˈkriːpə/

noun

1 Botany Any plant that grows along the ground, around another plant, or up a wall by means of extending stems or branches.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
climbing plant, trailing plant;
vine, trailer, climber, rambler
2 [with modifier] Any of a number of small birds that creep around in trees or vegetation:
Example sentences
  • 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.
3North American informal A person, typically a man, whose behaviour towards 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.
4 (creepers) informal short for brothel creepers.

Words that rhyme with creeper

Arequipa, beeper, bleeper, Dnieper, keeper, leaper, peeper, reaper, sleeper, sweeper, weeper

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Line breaks: creep¦er

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