1. [1910s+] a stealthy robber, a sneak thief, esp. one who works in a brothel.
2. [1910s+] (also creep game) the profession of sneak-thieving, esp. when pursued in a brothel.
3. [1920s+] an unpleasant person, with poss. implication of some physical peculiarity or of criminality [orig. dial.].
4. [1930s+] departure, esp. surreptitious.
5. [1960s] (US black) a clandestine meeting.
6. [1960s] (drugs) an addict who begs or barters services for their narcotics rather than resorting to crime to obtain the funds to buy them.
7. [late 19C; 1970s] a spree.
8. stealthiness; the ability to be unnoticed.
9. see creep joint n. (1)
[1970s+] (US) an unpleasant person.
[1980s] (US) anything or anyone unpleasant.
see separate entry .
see creepsville n.
see sense 2 above .
[2010s] a voyeuristic picture of an unsuspecting woman or girl, which is then disseminated on the Internet.
see separate entries .
[1930s+] working as a sneak-thief.
[1950s] to move quietly, surreptitiously.
[late 19C] cheaply; in a second-rate manner.