Definition of bottle imp in English:

bottle imp

noun

  • 1Mythology
    Mythology. An evil spirit which lives in a bottle.

  • 2A toy consisting of a hollow figure which sinks and rises in a container of water; = Cartesian diver.

Origin

Early 19th century. From bottle + imp.

Pronunciation

bottle imp

/ˈbɒtl ˌɪmp/