Definition of schemie in US English:

schemie

(also schemey)

nounPlural schemies

Scottish
informal, derogatory
  • A person who lives in a public housing complex, typically seen as disadvantaged or disreputable.

    ‘he is a young schemie from one of the housing estates’
    • ‘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!’

Origin

1990s: from scheme and -y.

Pronunciation

schemie

/ˈskēmē/