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jemmy

[ jem-ee ]
/ ˈdʒɛm i /
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verb (used with object), jem·mied, jem·my·ing.
noun, plural jem·mies.
Slang. an overcoat.
the baked head of a sheep.
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Origin of jemmy

First recorded in 1745–55
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jemmy

US jimmy

/ (ˈdʒɛmɪ) /

noun plural -mies
a short steel crowbar used, esp by burglars, for forcing doors and windows
verb -mies, -mying or -mied
(tr) to prise (something) open with a jemmy

Word Origin for jemmy

C19: from the pet name for James
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