Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search



  • IPA(key): /ˈkɹiːpɪŋ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːpɪŋ

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English crepynge, crepinde, crepende, crepande, from Old English crēopende, from Proto-Germanic *kreupandz, present participle of Proto-Germanic *kreupaną (to creep, crawl), equivalent to creep +‎ -ing.



  1. present participle of creep

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English creping, crepynge, from Old English crēopung, equivalent to creep +‎ -ing.


creeping (plural creepings)

  1. The act of something that creeps.
    • 1824, Timothy Dwight, Theology, Explained and Defended in a Series of Sermons
      It is indubitably certain, therefore, that he is able to attend, and actually attends, to all things at the same moment; to the motions of a seed, or a leaf, or an atom; to the creepings of a worm, the flutterings of an insect, and the journeys of a mite []