- a short crowbar.
- a large male crab, especially of Chesapeake Bay.
- to force open (a door, window, etc.) with a jimmy: The burglar got in by jimmying the back door.
Origin of jimmy1
Examples from the Web for jimmied
Contemporary Examples of jimmied
“The guy,” he said, referring to his friend Gates, forgot his keys, jimmied his way to get into the house.Obama's Insecure Slip
July 27, 2009
Historical Examples of jimmied
Kennedy nodded and continued to examine the place where the compartment had been jimmied.
Then he pried off the door of the interior compartment which had been jimmied open.
He jimmied the timer on the rocket motor so it would fire to the last drop.Far from Home
They jimmied the back door and hauled the stuff off in a truck.The Arrow of Fire
Roy J. Snell
Fletcher swung the door wide, and pointed to a little compartment inside, whose steel door had been jimmied open.
- the US word for jemmy
- Central Scot slang an informal term of address to a male stranger
1893, from jimmy (n.). Related: Jimmied; jimmying.