- Slang. an overcoat.
- the baked head of a sheep.
Origin of jemmy
Examples from the Web for jemmy
Historical Examples of jemmy
This afternoon went with Jemmy to the summit of Yeadie, and took a round of angles.Explorations in Australia
He made a motion as if to dismiss the man, but Jemmy did not go.
"My wig and gown to-day, Jemmy," said Philip, and he went out in his robes as Deemster.
Sweethearting with the miner fellows while Jemmy's been away?
Foyle had dropped his jemmy and his hand closed over his pistol.The Grell Mystery
- a short steel crowbar used, esp by burglars, for forcing doors and windows
- (tr) to prise (something) open with a jemmy
Word Origin for jemmy
a popular pet form of the masc. proper name James (in Middle English records, Gemme, Jemme are more common than Jimme). In mid-18c. often associated with effeminacy and male fastidiousness. As "a crowbar" from 1811.