jimmy

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[ jim-ee ]
/ ˈdʒɪm i /
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noun, plural jim·mies.

a short crowbar.
a large male crab, especially of Chesapeake Bay.

verb (used with object), jim·mied, jim·my·ing.

to force open (a door, window, etc.) with a jimmy: The burglar got in by jimmying the back door.

Nearby words

  1. jim-jams,
  2. jiminy,
  3. jimjams,
  4. jimmie,
  5. jimmies,
  6. jimmy woodser,
  7. jimp,
  8. jimson weed,
  9. jiménez,
  10. jiménez de cisneros

Also especially British, jemmy.

Origin of jimmy

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1840–50; generic use of Jimmy; cf. jack1

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British Dictionary definitions for jimmied

jimmy

/ (ˈdʒɪmɪ) /

noun, verb plural -mies or -mies, -mying or -mied

the US word for jemmy

Jimmy

/ (ˈdʒɪmɪ) /

noun

Central Scot slang an informal term of address to a male stranger
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Word Origin and History for jimmied
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