“The Creeps.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20creeps. Retrieved 11 October 2022. Also the Willies. A feeling of horror or disgust, as in This Strange Man Gives Me the creep, or I get the Willies when I hear this lamentation. The first of these colloquial terms alludes to the feeling that something is crawling on the skin. Charles Dickens used it in David Copperfield (1849) to describe a physical illness: “She constantly complained of the cold and causing a visit to her back, which she called `the creeps.`” But soon after, it was used to describe fear and disgust. The variant dates back to the late 1800s, and its allusion and origin are unclear. Subscribe to America`s largest dictionary and get thousands of other definitions and an advanced search – ad-free! The Dallas Cowboys sell their state-of-the-art football stadium. In addition to the districts mentioned, tobacco is mainly grown in Frankfurt (Oder). The Daily Beast spoke to an enthusiastic league on Tuesday about the behind-the-scenes battle to bring The Interview to cinemas.