creepoid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

creep +‎ -oid

Adjective[edit]

creepoid (comparative more creepoid, superlative most creepoid)

  1. (slang) Creepy.
    • 1989, Steven Rea, "Oscar Nominees For Home Viewing", Philadelphia Inquirier, 19 February 1989:
      Ray Liotta (the creepoid ex-con in Something Wild, the Eugene in Dominick and Eugene) is set to star as Henry Hill, who rises from the lowest ranks of the "family" to a position that gives him access to high-ranking crime bosses.
    • 2003, Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver, Niagara Falls, or Does It?, Spotlight (2006), ISBN 1599611082, page 81:
      "What is that supposed to be?" he asked in his usual creepoid manner.
    • 2004, Tirdad Derakhshani, "Quincy Jones quests for 'We Are the Future'", Philadelphia Inquirer, 14 May 2004:
      In a tiresome bid to create controversy (read: free publicity), rocker Marilyn Manson, who has dubbed himself the "Antichrist Superstar," has signed to play Jesus in Diamond Dead, a dark comedy by the master of cheesily creepoid horror movies, George Romero.
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Noun[edit]

creepoid (plural creepoids)

  1. (slang, pejorative) A creepy person or creature.
    • 1997, Lina Jaivin, Eat Me, Broadway (1998), ISBN 0553066978, page 130:
      Did he touch my leg on purpose? Creepoid.
    • 2000, "Wired Kids Game and Web site reviews", Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 15 August 2000:
      This is the part where we have to warn parents: Just like with comic books, there's lots of violence and blood and nightmare-inducing villainous creepoids here.
    • 2003, Mike Prevatt, "Holmes' sweet home", Las Vegas Mercury, 20 November 2003:
      Pieces isn't a Holmes vehicle like Teaching Mrs. Tingle, if only because the supporting cast has a tendency to outperform her, for better (Lillias White, sharply playing April's straight-talkin' neighbor) or worse (an abysmally bad Sean Hayes, as her building's resident creepoid).
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