AskDefine | Define creaky

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creaky adj
1 worn and broken down by hard use; "a creaky shack"; "a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape"; "a flea-bitten sofa"; "a run-down neighborhood"; "a woebegone old shack" [syn: decrepit, flea-bitten, run-down, woebegone]
2 having a rasping or grating sound; "they were alerted by the creaking gate"; "creaky stairs" [syn: creaking, screaky]
3 of or pertaining to arthritis; "my creaky old joints"; "rheumy with age and grief" [syn: arthritic, rheumatic, rheumatoid, rheumy]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Tending to creak
  2. Worn down by overuse; decrepit
  3. arthritic or rheumatic
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