One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’
- ‘The novel follows four Edinburgh schemies with a story that develops over 30 years.’
- ‘That'll teach you some responsibility, you good-for-nothing schemies!’
1990s: from scheme and -y.
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