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Definition of "creeper" [creep•er]

  • One that creeps. (noun)
  • Botany A plant that spreads by means of stems that creep. (noun)
  • See cradle. (noun)
  • A grappling device for dragging bodies of water, such as lakes or rivers. (noun)
  • A one-piece fitted garment for an infant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "creeper" in a sentence
  • "That beautiful and common vine, the Virginia creeper, is a vivid cherry-color."
  • "The Virginia creeper is vivid cherry color, as usual, and its leaves are already dropping; they are always the first to fall."
  • "You can buy a creeper aka Onesie with a built-in TinyBig in sizes 6 to 24 months."