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hempy

[ hem-pee ]
/ ˈhɛm pi /
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adjective Scot.
mischievous; often in trouble for mischief.
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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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