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creeper

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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Jeepers(-creepers)!

(ˈdʒipɚzˈkripɚz)
exclam. Wow! Jeepers-creepers! I’m sorry!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
Endangered Phrases by Steven D. Price Copyright © 2011 by Steven D. Price
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