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Definition of "imp" []

  • A mischievous child. (noun)
  • A small demon. (noun)
  • Obsolete A graft. (noun)
  • To graft (new feathers) onto the wing of a trained falcon or hawk to repair damage or increase flying capacity. (verb-transitive)
  • To furnish with wings. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "imp" in a sentence
  • "Apparently, an "imp" is some form of measurement that can be counted in atoms; I'm surprised that there's enough room in these things to actually contain fluid."
  • "Q: i wud like to know wht more features r going to b added up into Wave and mostly imp is when can it b made access to evryone - krishnat"
  • "If I remember right, Bat-Mite was an imp from the 5th Dimension (He sang along side Marilyn McCoo) just like Superman's Mr. Mxyzptlk (or however the hell you spell his name)."