Definition of schemie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskiːmi/
(also schemey)

noun (plural schemies)

Scottish informal, derogatory
A person who lives on a social housing development, typically seen as disadvantaged or disreputable: he is a young schemie from one of the housing estates a collection of short stories depicts the inner life of Coatbridge schemies with typical black humour
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  • The novel follows four Edinburgh schemies with a story that develops over 30 years.
  • That'll teach you some responsibility, you good-for-nothing schemies!


1990s: from scheme and -y2.

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