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.

Hoffa

[hof-uh]

noun

James Rid·dle [rid-l] /ˈrɪd l/, Jimmy, 1913–75?, U.S. labor leader: president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters 1957–71; disappeared 1975.

Stewart

[stoo-ert, styoo-]

noun

Du·gald [doo-guh ld, dyoo-] /ˈdu gəld, ˈdyu-/, 1753–1828, Scottish philosopher.
James MaitlandJimmy, 1908–97, U.S. actor.
Potter,1915–85, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1958–81.
a river in central Yukon Territory, Canada, flowing from the Mackenzie Mountains W to the Yukon River. 331 miles (533 km) long.
a male given name.

Walker

[waw-ker]

noun

Alice,born 1944, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
David,1785–1830, U.S. abolitionist.
James JohnJimmy, 1881–1946, U.S. politician: mayor of New York City 1926–32.
John,born 1952, New Zealand track-and-field athlete.
Sarah Breed·love [breed-luhv] /ˈbridˌlʌv/, 1867–1919, U.S. businesswoman and philanthropist.
a city in W Michigan.
a male given name.

Brown

[broun]

noun

Charles Brock·den [brok-duh n] /ˈbrɒk dən/, 1771–1810, U.S. novelist.
CliffordBrownie, 1930–56, U.S. jazz trumpeter.
Edmund Gerald, Jr.Jerry, born 1938, U.S. politician: governor of California 1975–83.
Herbert Charles,1912–2004, U.S. chemist, born in England: Nobel Prize 1979.
James NathanielJimmy, born 1936, U.S. football player and actor.
JohnOld Brown of Osawatomie, 1800–59, U.S. abolitionist: leader of the attack at Harpers Ferry, where he was captured, tried for treason, and hanged.
Margaret Wise,1910–52, U.S. author noted for early-childhood books.
Olympia,1835–1926, U.S. women's-rights activist and Universalist minister: first American woman ordained by a major church.
Robert,1773–1858, Scottish botanist.

Carter

[kahr-ter]

noun

Bennett LesterBenny, 1907–2003, U.S. jazz saxophonist and composer.
BettyLillie Mae Jones, 1930–98, U.S. jazz singer.
Don(ald James),1926–2012, U.S. bowler.
(Eleanor) Ro·sa·lynn Smith [roh-zuh-lin] /ˈroʊ zə lɪn/, born 1928, U.S. First Lady 1977–81 (wife of Jimmy Carter).
ElliottElliott Cook Carter, Jr., 1908–2012, U.S. composer.
Hod·ding [hod-ing] /ˈhɒd ɪŋ/, 1907–72, U.S. journalist and publisher.
Howard,1873–1939, English Egyptologist.
James Earl, Jr.Jimmy, born 1924, 39th president of the U.S. 1977–81.
Mrs. LeslieCaroline Louise Dudley, 1862–1937, U.S. actress.
May·belle [mey-bel] /ˈmeɪˌbɛl/, Mother Maybelle Carter, 1909–78, U.S. country-and-western singer and guitarist.
Nick, pen name of authors who wrote detective-story series in which Nick Carter, created by John R. Coryell, is the main character.
a male given name.

Connors

[kon-erz]

noun

James ScottJimmy, born 1952, U.S. tennis player.

Durante

[duh-ran-tee]

noun

James FrancisJimmy, 1893–1980, U.S. comedian.
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Related Words for jimmy

lever, force, pry, open, crowbar

Examples from the Web for jimmy

Contemporary Examples of jimmy

Historical Examples of jimmy

  • As for him—well caviare, I'm afraid, will always be caviare to Jimmy Nesbit.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • "I can't conscientiously tell him that, Jimmy," said Yates soothingly.

  • You will have a hard one, Jimmy, when you go to do the chores!

    Farm Ballads

    Will Carleton

  • Jimmy had shrugged his shoulders, half-ashamed, half-irritated.

    People of Position

    Stanley Portal Hyatt

  • Curiously enough, no one knew of Jimmy's last meeting with Joseph.

    People of Position

    Stanley Portal Hyatt


British Dictionary definitions for jimmy

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

brown

noun

any of various colours, such as those of wood or earth, produced by low intensity light in the wavelength range 620–585 nanometres
a dye or pigment producing these colours
brown cloth or clothingdressed in brown
any of numerous mostly reddish-brown butterflies of the genera Maniola, Lasiommata, etc, such as M. jurtina (meadow brown): family Satyridae

adjective

of the colour brown
(of bread) made from a flour that has not been bleached or bolted, such as wheatmeal or wholemeal flour
deeply tanned or sunburnt

verb

to make (esp food as a result of cooking) brown or (esp of food) to become brown
Derived Formsbrownish or browny, adjectivebrownness, noun

Word Origin for brown

Old English brūn; related to Old Norse brūnn, Old High German brūn, Greek phrunos toad, Sanskrit babhru reddish-brown

Brown

noun

Sir Arthur Whitten (ˈwɪt ə n). 1886–1948, British aviator who with J.W. Alcock made the first flight across the Atlantic (1919)
Ford Madox . 1821–93, British painter, associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His paintings include The Last of England (1865) and Work (1865)
George (Alfred), Lord George-Brown. 1914–85, British Labour politician; vice-chairman and deputy leader of the Labour party (1960–70); foreign secretary 1966–68
George Mackay . 1921–96, Scottish poet, novelist, and short-story writer. His works, which include the novels Greenvoe (1972) and Magnus (1973), reflect the history and culture of Orkney
(James) Gordon . born 1951, British Labour politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer (1997–2007); prime minister (2007–10)
Herbert Charles . 1912–2004, US chemist, who worked on the compounds of boron. Nobel prize for chemistry 1979
James . 1933–2006, US soul singer and songwriter, noted for his dynamic stage performances and for his commitment to Black rights
John . 1800–59, US abolitionist leader, hanged after leading an unsuccessful rebellion of slaves at Harper's Ferry, Virginia
Lancelot, called Capability Brown . 1716–83, British landscape gardener
Michael (Stuart). born 1941, US physician: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1985) for work on cholesterol
Robert . 1773–1858, Scottish botanist who was the first to observe the Brownian movement in fluids

Carter

noun

Angela. 1940–92, British novelist and writer; her novels include The Magic Toyshop (1967) and Nights at the Circus (1984)
Elliot (Cook). 1908–2012, US composer. His works include the Piano Sonata (1945–46), four string quartets, and other orchestral pieces: Pulitzer Prize 1960, 1973
Howard. 1873–1939, English Egyptologist: excavated the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen
James Earl, known as Jimmy. born 1924, US Democratic statesman; 39th president of the US (1977–81); Nobel peace prize 2002

Connors

noun

Jimmy. born 1952, US tennis player: Wimbledon champion 1974 and 1982; US champion 1974, 1976, 1978, 1982, and 1983

Durante

noun

Jimmy, known as Schnozzle . 1893–1980, US comedian

Walker

noun

Alice (Malsenior). born 1944, US writer: her works include In Love and Trouble: Stories of Black Women (1973) and the novels Meridian (1976), The Color Purple (1982), and Possessing the Secret of Joy (1992)
Sir John. born 1952, New Zealand middle-distance runner, the first athlete to run one hundred sub-four-minute miles

Stewart

noun

the usual spelling for the royal house of Stuart before the reign of Mary Queen of Scots (Mary Stuart)
Sir Jackie, full name John Young Stewart. born 1939, Scottish motor-racing driver: world champion 1969, 1971, and 1973
James (Maitland). 1908–97, US film actor, known for his distinctive drawl; appeared in many films including Destry Rides Again (1939), It's a Wonderful Life (1946), The Glenn Miller Story (1953), and Vertigo (1958)
Rod. born 1945, British rock singer: vocalist with the Faces (1969–75). His albums include Gasoline Alley (1970), Every Picture Tells a Story (1971), and Atlantic Crossing (1975)

walker

noun

a person who walks
Also called: baby walker a tubular frame on wheels or castors to support a baby learning to walk
a similar support for walking, often with rubber feet, for use by disabled or infirm people
a woman's escort at a social eventlet me introduce my walker for tonight
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Word Origin and History for jimmy
n.

"burglar's crowbar," 1848, variant of jemmy, name for a type of crowbar much used by burglars, special use of Jemmy, familiar form of proper name James (also see jack).

v.

1893, from jimmy (n.). Related: Jimmied; jimmying.

brown

adj.

Old English brun "dark, dusky," developing a definite color sense only 13c., from Proto-Germanic *brunaz (cf. Old Norse brunn, Danish brun, Old Frisian and Old High German brun, Dutch bruin, German braun), from PIE *bher- (3) "shining, brown" (cf. Lithuanian beras "brown"), related to *bheros "dark animal" (cf. beaver, bear (n.), and Greek phrynos "toad," literally "the brown animal").

The Old English word also had a sense of "brightness, shining," preserved only in burnish. The Germanic word was adopted into Romanic (e.g. Middle Latin brunus, Italian and Spanish bruno, French brun). Brown Bess, slang name for old British Army flintlock musket, first recorded 1785.

carter

n.

"cart-driver," late 12c., from Anglo-French careter, and in part an agent noun from cart (v.).

brown

v.

c.1300, "to become brown," from brown (adj.). From 1560s as "to make brown." Related: Browned; browning.

brown

n.

"brown color," c.1600, from brown (adj.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

jimmy in Medicine

walker

[wôkər]

n.

A frame device used to support someone, such as an infant learning to walk or a convalescent learning to walk again.
A shoe specially designed for walking comfortably. Often used in the plural.

Brown

[broun]Michael Born 1941

American geneticist. He shared a 1985 Nobel Prize for discoveries related to cholesterol metabolism.
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Idioms and Phrases with jimmy

brown

In addition to the idioms beginning with brown

  • brown bagger
  • browned off
  • brownie points
  • brown nose
  • brown study, in a

also see:

  • do up (brown)
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