imp

Part of speech: noun

An imaginary evil spirit of inferior rank.

Part of speech: noun

A mischievous person.

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Usage examples "imp":

  1. Why do you call the boy a water- imp? - "Stories of Many Lands", Grace Greenwood.
  2. Suliman, the eight- year- old imp of Arab mischief, who did duty as page- boy met me on each occasion at the door and took grinning delight in disappointing me. - "Jimgrim and Allah's Peace", Talbot Mundy.
  3. She looked across at him with an imp of mischief in her eyes. - "Charles Rex", Ethel M. Dell.