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impish

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adjective imp·ish \ˈim-pish\

Simple Definition of impish

  • : having or showing a playful desire to cause trouble : playful and mischievous

Full Definition of impish

  1. :  of, relating to, or befitting an imp; especially :  mischievous

imp·ish·ly adverb
imp·ish·ness noun

Examples of impish

  1. <the gang of impish children ran into the street, utterly oblivious to the traffic>



1652

First Known Use of impish

1652

Rhymes with impish



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