Creek vs Slew - What's the difference?

creek | slew |

As nouns the difference between creek and slew

is that creek is one of a native american tribe from the southeastern united states while slew is (us) a large amount or slew can be the act, or process of slaying.

As a proper noun creek

is the muskogean language of the creek tribe.

As an adjective creek

is of or pertaining to the creek tribe.

As a verb slew is

(nautical) to rotate or turn something about its axis or slew can be (slay).




(wikipedia creek) (en noun)
  • A small inlet or bay, narrower and extending farther into the land than a cove; a recess in the shore of the sea, or of a river; the inner part of a port that is used as a dock for small boats.
  • (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, US) A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook.
  • Any turn or winding.
  • Synonyms

    * beck, brook, burn, stream

    Derived terms

    * up the creek




    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (noun only)


    (en noun)
  • (US) A large amount.
  • She has a slew of papers and notebooks strewn all over her desk.
    See also
    * onslaught

    Etymology 2

    In all senses, a mostly British spelling of slue.


    (en noun)
  • The act, or process of slaying.
  • A device used for slaying.
  • A change of position.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (nautical) To rotate or turn something about its axis.
  • To veer a vehicle.
  • To insert extra ticks or skip some ticks of a clock to slowly correct its time.
  • To pivot.
  • To skid.
  • (rail transport) to move something (usually a railway line) sideways
  • The single line was slewed onto the disused up formation to make way for the future redoubling
  • (transitive, British, slang) To make a public mockery of someone through insult or wit.
  • Etymology 3


  • (slay)
  • See also

    * slain