creepy etymology

English word creepy comes from English -y, English creep

Detailed word origin of creepy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-y English (eng) Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.. Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin. Forming diminutive nouns. Also used for familiar and pet names as a term of endearment. Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning “having the quality of”.. Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to".
creep English (eng) (intransitive) Of plants, to grow across a surface rather than upwards.. (intransitive) To make small gradual changes, usually in a particular direction.. (intransitive) To move slowly and quietly in a particular direction.. (intransitive) To move slowly with the abdomen close to the ground.. To drag in deep water with creepers, as for recovering a submarine cable.. To have a sensation as of [...]
creepy English (eng) (informal) Producing an uneasy fearful sensation, as of things crawling over one's skin.. (informal) Strangely repulsive.

Words with the same origin as creepy

Descendants of -y
andy apply bags bunny dummy funny handy healthy heavy kitty mommy pretty pussy risky rocky rusty scary sexy shitty skinny sonny tiny tony woody