From Middle English creken, metathesis of Old English cearcian. Cognate with Albanian grykë (“throat”). Related to crack.
creak (plural creaks)
- The sound produced by anything that creaks; a creaking.
creak (third-person singular simple present creaks, present participle creaking, simple past and past participle creaked)
- (intransitive) To make a prolonged sharp grating or squeaking sound, as by the friction of hard substances.
- (transitive) To produce a creaking sound with.