creepy 1794, "characterized by creeping," from CREEP (Cf. creep) + -Y (Cf. -y) (2). Meaning "having a creeping feeling in the flesh" is from 1831; that of producing such a feeling, the main modern sense, is from 1858. Creepy-crawly is from 1858.

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