imp, The: The nickname given to Tywin Lannister's youngest son, a dwarf named Tyrion (Peter Dinklage).
imp is the most valuable horse on the place and would bring a high price in Nashville.
With silent passengers the imp threaded its way to the toy shop.
Filmer gave one keen glance at the imp on the doorstep, and then refilled his pipe and leaned back in his wooden chair.
The imp's running like a bird to-night—show you her paces when we get out.
At this moment he stumbled against a little puppy of an imp, who had escaped between the feet of the combatants.
The imp whirled about the country all the morning, having made an early start.
"I'll thank you to mind your own business, Mason," said the imp indignantly.
She is an imp of darkness, and a day is coming when such will not be permitted to run at large.
Why,” said Maude, looking up in surprise, “would you say the Lady Custance is troth-plight unto this imp?
Old English impe, impa "young shoot, graft," from impian "to graft," probably an early West Germanic borrowing from Vulgar Latin *imptus, from Late Latin impotus "implanted," from Greek emphytos, verbal adjective formed from emphyein "implant," from em- "in" + phyein "to plant" (see physic).
Sense of "child, offspring" (late 14c.) came from transfer of word from plants to people, with notion of "newness" preserved. Modern meaning "little devil" (1580s) is from common use in pejorative phrases like imp of Satan.
Suche appereth as aungelles, but in very dede they be ymps of serpentes. ["The Pilgrimage of Perfection," 1526]