Definitions

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  • n. Someone who lives on an urban housing scheme, especially seen as being poor or ill-educated.
  • adj. Scheming.

Etymologies

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From scheme +‎ -y.

Examples

  • Sunday: Slipping Up. Watching Russell's lovely picture turn black & white (my heart cried a little), Gollum said: "This schemey, plotty, paranoid type character, who gets on everybody's nerves is finally gone!"

    Tallulah Morehead: Big Brother 11: Hairy Potter & the Order of the Doofus.

  • Besides that, I'm only halfway through a thick book, oddly emotional, schemey, calm, and arthrictic in the wrist.

    joegood Diary Entry

  • HIS humble movie beginnings included running around Glasgow and Edinburgh following yuppie body snatchers and schemey junkies.

    The Daily Record - Home

  • Full of those ideas, on which he began to form a schemey that time, and more perfect information concerning the state of t&e country, enabled him to mature, he gave a most gracious reception to the Zempoallans, and promised soon to vis - it their cazique.

    The history of America

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