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imp in Folklore topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishimpimp /ɪmp/ noun [countable]  1 BAD PERSONa child who behaves badly, but in a way that is funny2 RFa small creature in stories who has magic powers and behaves very badly impish
Examples from the Corpus
impAnd yet, underneath that veneer of stoicism there lay a devious imp.They leaped about in the form of imps, black baby devils.He's dressing up as the Lincoln Imp; the original imp is a carving in Lincoln cathedral.Yet a devil was loose somewhere, a restless imp had slipped into her and would not be harried or prayed out.Kappa, the amphibious river imp.The imp of hell appeared on closer examination to be a neglected child.Or I should say the wee imp ran into me.