Definition of schemie in English:

schemie

(also schemey)

noun

Scottish
informal, derogatory
  • A person who lives on a social housing development, typically seen as disadvantaged or disreputable:

    ‘he is a young schemie from one of the housing estates’
    ‘a collection of short stories depicts the inner life of Coatbridge schemies with typical black humour’
    • ‘That'll teach you some responsibility, you good-for-nothing schemies!’
    • ‘The novel follows four Edinburgh schemies with a story that develops over 30 years.’

Origin

1990s: from scheme and -y.

Pronunciation:

schemie

/ˈskiːmi/