Definitions for impɪmp

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  1. elf, hob, gremlin, pixie, pixy, brownie, imp(noun)

    (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous

  2. imp, scamp, monkey, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag(noun)

    one who is playfully mischievous

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  1. Imp(noun)

    a shoot; a scion; a bud; a slip; a graft

  2. Imp(noun)

    an offspring; progeny; child; scion

  3. Imp(noun)

    a young or inferior devil; a little, malignant spirit; a puny demon; a contemptible evil worker

  4. Imp(noun)

    something added to, or united with, another, to lengthen it out or repair it, -- as, an addition to a beehive; a feather inserted in a broken wing of a bird; a length of twisted hair in a fishing line

  5. Imp(noun)

    to graft; to insert as a scion

  6. Imp(noun)

    to graft with new feathers, as a wing; to splice a broken feather. Hence, Fig.: To repair; to extend; to increase; to strengthen to equip

  7. Origin: [OE. imp a graft, AS. impa; akin to Dan. ympe, Sw. ymp, prob. fr. LL. impotus, Gr. engrafted, innate, fr. to implant; in + to produce; akin to E. be. See 1st In-, Be.]

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  1. Imp

    An imp is a mythological being similar to a fairy or demon, frequently described in folklore and superstition. The word may perhaps derive from the term ympe, used to denote a young grafted tree.


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  • διαβολάκιGreek
  • kakara, piru, riiviö, maahinen, pikkupiruFinnish
  • diabletoIdo
  • diavoletto, demoniettoItalian
  • 邪鬼, 悪魔, 茶目Japanese
  • aardmannetje, kabouter, schelmDutch
  • imp, diabełekPolish
  • дьяволёнок, плуто́вка, бесёнок, пострелёнок, прока́зник, плут, баловни́ца, чертёнок, шалу́нья, ше́льма, него́дница, шалу́н, баловни́к, прока́зница, него́дникRussian
  • smådjävulSwedish

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