Meaning of “imp” in the English Dictionary

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"imp" in British English

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impnoun [ C ]

uk /ɪmp/ us /ɪmp/

often humorous a child that behaves badly, but in a way that is funny rather than serious:

Come here, you little imp!

(Definition of “imp” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)