a little devil or demon; an evil spirit.
a mischievous child.
Archaic. a scion or offshoot of a plant or tree.
Archaic. an offspring.
to graft (feathers) into a wing.
to furnish (a wing, tail, etc.) with feathers, as to make good losses or deficiencies and improve powers of flight.
Archaic. to add a piece to; mend or repair.
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International Match Point.
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in the first place.
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How to use imp in a sentence
imp, The: The nickname given to Tywin Lannister's youngest son, a dwarf named Tyrion (Peter Dinklage).
Curses light upon your head, and black death upon your heart, you imp!Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) | Charles Dickens
Of course these two others are not up to the mark of The Bottle imp; but they each have a certain merit, and they fit in style.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
He broke off abruptly, and the Green imp accelerated her pace as they came to the long, straight road home.
Arthur Chester may fairly have been said to spend the succeeding fortnight in the company of the Green imp and its driver.
The imp itself seemed to be running away, so swiftly and silently it covered the new road leading off into the hills.
British Dictionary definitions for imp (1 of 3)
a small demon or devil; mischievous sprite
a mischievous child
(tr) falconry to insert (new feathers) into the stumps of broken feathers in order to repair the wing of a hawk or falcon
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