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Definition of Imp


  1. A shoot; a scion; a bud; a slip; a graft.
  2. An offspring; progeny; child; scion.
  3. A young or inferior devil; a little, malignant spirit; a puny demon; a contemptible evil worker.
  4. Something added to, or united with, another, to lengthen it out or repair it, -- as, an addition to a beehive; a feather inserted in a broken wing of a bird; a length of twisted hair in a fishing line.
  5. To graft; to insert as a scion.
  6. To graft with new feathers, as a wing; to splice a broken feather. Hence, Fig.: To repair; to extend; to increase; to strengthen to equip.

Imp Translations

imp in Dutch is aardmannetje, kobold, kabouter
imp in Finnish is tonttu
imp in German is Teufelchen
imp in Italian is briccone
imp in Spanish is diablillo
imp in Swedish is satunge