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slang Someone who is regarded as weird and/or causes one to feel uneasy. Ugh, I wish that creeper at the bus stop would just leave me alone.

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


exclam. Wow! Jeepers-creepers! I’m sorry!

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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"We looked inside the school and found a student who had a neurological disorder and developed a creeper that he could use to get under cars," he said.
A creeper is a rolling platform used by automobile mechanics to move under cars.
If your idea of changing your own oil is to grab a piece of cardboard and slide under the car, it's time to get with the program: Save your back and invest in a creeper. They range in price from $20 to $200, but you don't need to spend a fortune.
Shop for a creeper that has urethane ball-bearing wheels.
The break-in - known as a creeper burglary - was one of five over the weekend in the Hengoed area.
After conducting more tests with fiberglass prototypes, he decided that the workmanship, materials and labor for a creeper were so cost intensive that the final product would have to be injection molded.
Susceptible companies often become repeat targets, and if a company is unfortunate enough to issue a creeper a temporary badge, this is like giving them a front-door key.
By the end Richardson has given us a complete portrait of a man who has spent his life hiding from women in the house in which he was a child, who still plays trains and Indians with the ancient manservant he inherited from his father while, in an obvious metaphor, a creeper threatens to bring an ancient tree crashing through the french windows.