Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

bottle imp

See more synonyms for bottle imp on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. Cartesian diver.
Show More

Origin of bottle imp

First recorded in 1815–25
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for bottle imp

Historical Examples

  • Magistrate: The witness has the bottle-imp in her mind, perhaps?

    Great Porter Square, v. 1

    Benjamin Leopold Farjeon

  • Misery is a bottle-imp which you may put to your lips without going through the swing-doors of experience.