hempy

[hem-pee]

adjective Scot.

mischievous; often in trouble for mischief.

Nearby words

  1. hemp tree,
  2. hempel,
  3. hempen,
  4. hempseed,
  5. hempstead,
  6. hems,
  7. hemstitch,
  8. hen,
  9. hen fruit,
  10. hen harrier

Origin of hempy

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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