jimmie

[jim-ee]
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noun

Usually jimmies. sprinkle(def 10).

Nearby words

  1. jim-crow,
  2. jim-dandy,
  3. jim-jams,
  4. jiminy,
  5. jimjams,
  6. jimmies,
  7. jimmy,
  8. jimmy woodser,
  9. jimp,
  10. jimson weed

Origin of jimmie

origin uncertain

jimmy

1
[jim-ee]

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.
Also especially British, jemmy.

Origin of jimmy

1
1840–50; generic use of Jimmy; cf. jack1

jimmy

2
[jim-ee]

noun, plural jim·mies. Australian Slang.

an immigrant.

Origin of jimmy

2
1835–45; rhyming slang; Jimmy (Grant), for immigrant

Jimmy

or Jim·mie

[jim-ee]

noun

a male given name, form of James.
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British Dictionary definitions for jimmies

jimmy

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

the US word for jemmy

Jimmy

noun

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