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creeper

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)!

(ˈdʒipɚzˈkripɚz)
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?”
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References in classic literature ?
Two featherless beings appeared, uninvited, at the door of the summer-house, surveyed the constitutional creepers, and said, "These must come down"--looked around at the horrid light of noonday, and said, "That must come in"--went away, thereupon, and were heard, in the distance, agreeing together, "To-morrow it shall be done.
So he ran all the night till he came to the cave; but the trees and the creepers on his path, remembering the order that Tha had given, let down their branches and marked him as he ran, drawing their fingers across his back, his flank, his forehead, and his jowl.
The trees and the creepers marked him, Little Brother, and made him the striped thing that we see.
You will remember that Mowgli spent a great part of his life in the Seeonee Wolf-Pack, learning the Law from Baloo, the Brown Bear; and it was Baloo who told him, when the boy grew impatient at the constant orders, that the Law was like the Giant Creeper, because it dropped across every one's back and no one could escape.
He was as large as I am, and he was very beautiful, in colour all over like the blossom of the yellow creeper.
He shall make the ground to open under thy feet, and the creeper to twist about thy neck, and the tree-trunks to grow together about thee higher than thou canst leap, and at the last he shall take thy hide to wrap his cubs when they are cold.
Nevertheless, when Diana and the other girls had rushed frantically around the house--except Ruby Gillis, who remained as if rooted to the ground and went into hysterics--they found Anne lying all white and limp among the wreck and ruin of the Virginia creeper.
The red weed was less abundant; the tall trees along the lane were free from the red creeper.
Its plastered front was innocent of any form of creeper, but in the few feet of garden in front a great, overgrown wild rose bush, starred with deep red blossoms, perfumed the air.
Our selection of tenacious, fast-growing creepers will, when planted 35cm apart, produce a dense carpet of colour for many years - and there's the added bonus of smothering weeds.
JEEPERS CREEPERS 5* 9pM Justin Long (above) and Gina Philips see a hooded figure dump a body down a sewer pipe beside an old house.
JEEPERS CREEPERS JEEPERS CREEPERS JEEPERS CREEPERS 5* 9pM Justin Long (above) and Gina Philips see a hooded figure dump a body down a sewer pipe beside an old house.
Goa's signature arecanut and coconut plantations will soon have the stems of the trees decorated with black pepper creepers.
First worn by British soldiers to cope with the hot desert sands of post-WWII North Africa, brothel creepers ultimately earned their moniker when the army boys brought their weather-beaten crepe soles back home for some R&R.
White is pursuing another Lemelson-MIT grant for the new school year and will lead the students through the next generation of assistive creepers.