Definition of schemie in English:


Line breaks: sche|mie
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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