There are 2 definitions of imp in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪmp
 
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noun

1A small, mischievous devil or sprite.
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  • You say, ‘I've never seen any imps, sprites or goblins in this whole neighborhood!’
  • On Thursday night, we will all answer the door to find assorted little devils, imps and ghosts thrusting forward a bag half filled with processed sugar to the cry of ‘Trick or treat’.
  • I looked at the tracks and saw that little goblins, imps, fairies, and sprites had been in my house.
Synonyms
demon, little devil, devil, fiend; hobgoblin, goblin, elf, sprite, puck
archaic bugbear
rare cacodemon
1.1A mischievous child: a cheeky young imp
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  • The latter turned into mischief night: ‘a night supposed by the imps of mischief (rough youths) to be, under some old law or tradition, theirs to do as they wish with’.
  • The director steered clear of portraying him as a cheeky imp and wisely made him a nameless creep.
  • Lucy was the youngest of five daughters and was described by her family as a ‘mischievous little imp with a cheeky smile’.
Synonyms
rascal, scamp, monkey, fiend, demon, devil, mischief-maker, troublemaker, prankster, rogue, wretch, brat, urchin, whippersnapper, tearaway; minx, chit
informal monster, horror, mischief, holy terror
British informal perisher
Irish informal spalpeen
Northern English informal tyke, scally
North American informal hellion, varmint

verb

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Repair a damaged feather in (the wing or tail of a trained hawk) by attaching part of a new feather.

Origin

Old English impa, impe 'young shoot, scion', impian 'to graft', based on Greek emphuein 'to implant'. In late Middle English, the noun denoted a descendant, especially of a noble family, and later a child of the devil or a person regarded as such; hence a ‘little devil’ or mischievous child (early 17th century).

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