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hempy

[hem-pee] /ˈhɛm pi/
adjective, Scot.
1.
mischievous; often in trouble for mischief.
Origin of hempy
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English hempi made of hemp (see hemp, -y1); hence, fit for hanging by a hemp rope, and, by attenuation, mischievous
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