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imp

play
noun \ˈimp\

Simple Definition of imp

  • : a small creature that plays harmful tricks in children's stories

  • : a child who causes trouble in a playful way : a mischievous child

Full Definition of imp

  1. 1 obsolete :  shoot, bud; also :  graft

  2. 2 a :  a small demon :  fiend b :  a mischievous child :  urchin

Examples of imp

  1. <scooped up the little imp and took him to bed>

  2. <a story about a crumbling mansion infested with a brood of imps>



Origin of imp

Middle English impe, from Old English impa, from impian to imp


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with imp


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imp

verb

Definition of imp

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to graft or repair (a wing, tail, or feather) with a feather to improve a falcon's flying capacity

  3. 2 :  to equip with wings



Origin of imp

Middle English, from Old English impian to graft, from Vulgar Latin *imputare, from Late Latin impotus grafted shoot, from Greek emphytos implanted, from emphyein to implant, from em- 2en- + phyein to bring forth — more at be


First Known Use: 15th century


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imp

abbreviation

Definition of imp

  1. 1 imperative

  2. 2 imperfect

  3. 3 imperial

  4. 4 import; imported




IMP Defined for Kids

imp

play
noun \ˈimp\

Definition of imp

  1. 1 :  a small demon

  2. 2 :  a mischievous child




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