call a kid "empty?" Pronounced EM-ty? I've never heard an adult called EM-ty, only kids as in: Son and daughter fighting. Mom tells son not to hit his sister. Son: She hit me first! Don't nobody hit me and I don't hit them back! Moms: Boy! Shut up and sit yo' EM-ty butt down! What the heck does EM-ty mean??? It was directed at me a couple times and even though I always wondered I never had the courage to flat-out ask!