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1. slang Someone who is regarded as weird or causes one to feel uneasy. Ugh, I wish that creeper at the bus stop would just leave me alone.
2. slang One who observes, investigates, or becomes overly familiar with someone else's personal matters in an intrusive or undesirable manner. I felt like a bit of a creeper looking up all his social media posts like that, but I wanted to know what kind of a guy he was before going on a date with him.

jeepers creepers

A mild exclamation of surprise, astonishment, fear, or delight. A: "I just found out that they want to promote me to General Manager!" B: "Jeepers creeper, Tom—that's great news!" Jeepers creepers, don't sneak up on me like that! You nearly gave me a heart attack!
See also: creeper, jeepers
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exclam. Wow! Jeepers-creepers! I’m sorry!
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jeepers creepers!

An interjection of surprise or delight. The equivalent of “no kidding!” or “wow!” depending on the context, the phrase came from a 1938 popular song first sung by Louis “Sachmo” Armstrong in the movie Going Places. The chorus began, “Jeepers Creepers, where'd ya get those peepers? / Jeepers Creepers, where'd ya get those eyes?”
See also: jeepers
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The Creeper is certainly a new horror icon in the making and although it's jowls are like Droopy Dawg, the wings add another element to the usual catch, cut and kill antics.
Towheaded teen Billy Taggart (Shaun Fleming) is working in fields, when the Creeper (Jonathan Breck)--the winged, demon faced monster from the first film--swoops down and carries him off.
Like a scarecrow on giant bat wings, the Creeper swoops out of the sky to nab his prey.
The Creeper emerges every 23 years and has 23 days in which to feed.
Writer-director, Victor Salva, continues the story in this sequel-by-numbers, set on the penultimate day of The Creeper's feeding frenzy.
The shrieking teens try their best to fend off The Creeper but, for the most part, they abandon common sense and wander blindly to their doom.
Plot: When a bus-load of basketball- playing schoolkids and cheerleaders breaks down by the roadside, it becomes feeding time for flesh-chewing supernatural beast, The Creeper.
Pic's real stars, however, are the gymnastic Jonathan Breck and the eye-popping makeup and creature effects that bring his character (credited as the Creeper, but never named in the movie) to life.
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It turns out he is a demon known as the Creeper who eats people to regenerate his parts - and sees something in one of them he wants for a snack.album...
Justin Long and Gina Philips play brother and sister Darry and Trish, who are travelling home for the holidays when they cross paths with an age-old demon known as The Creeper (Breck).
There are no dark corridors, whimpering girls or thunderstorms, but the airborne monster they call The Creeper is certain to terrify as he swoops hungrily from the skies to make a meal of his victims.
Soon, Long and Philips shriek convincingly as the full horror of their predicament becomes apparent when The Creeper begins to eye them up as a tasty little appetiser.