jimmy

1
[ jim-ee ]
/ ˈdʒɪm i /

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

Definition for jimmy (2 of 10)

jimmy

2
[ jim-ee ]
/ ˈdʒɪm i /

noun, plural jim·mies. Australian Slang.

an immigrant.

Origin of jimmy

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

Definition for jimmy (3 of 10)

Jimmy

or Jim·mie

[ jim-ee ]
/ ˈdʒɪm i /

noun

a male given name, form of James.

Definition for jimmy (4 of 10)

Hoffa

[ hof-uh ]
/ ˈhɒf ə /

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.

Definition for jimmy (5 of 10)

Stewart

[ stoo-ert, styoo- ]
/ ˈstu ərt, ˈstyu- /

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.

Definition for jimmy (6 of 10)

Walker

[ waw-ker ]
/ ˈwɔ kər /

noun

Definition for jimmy (7 of 10)

Brown

[ broun ]
/ braʊn /

noun

Definition for jimmy (8 of 10)

Carter

[ kahr-ter ]
/ ˈkɑr tər /

noun

Definition for jimmy (9 of 10)

Connors

[ kon-erz ]
/ ˈkɒn ərz /

noun

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

Definition for jimmy (10 of 10)

Durante

[ duh-ran-tee ]
/ dəˈræn ti /

noun

James FrancisJimmy, 1893–1980, U.S. comedian.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for jimmy

British Dictionary definitions for jimmy (1 of 10)

jimmy

/ (ˈdʒɪmɪ) /

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

the US word for jemmy

British Dictionary definitions for jimmy (2 of 10)

Jimmy

/ (ˈdʒɪmɪ) /

noun

Central Scot slang an informal term of address to a male stranger

British Dictionary definitions for jimmy (3 of 10)

brown

/ (braʊn) /

noun

adjective

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

British Dictionary definitions for jimmy (4 of 10)

Brown

/ (braʊn) /

noun

British Dictionary definitions for jimmy (5 of 10)

Carter

/ (ˈkɑːtə) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for jimmy (6 of 10)

Connors

/ (ˈkɒnəz) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for jimmy (7 of 10)

Durante

/ (dəˈræntɪ) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for jimmy (8 of 10)

Walker

/ (ˈwɔːkə) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for jimmy (9 of 10)

Stewart

/ (ˈstjʊət) /

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)

British Dictionary definitions for jimmy (10 of 10)

walker

/ (ˈwɔːkə) /

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for jimmy (1 of 2)

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.

Medicine definitions for jimmy (2 of 2)

Brown

[ broun ]
Michael Born 1941

American geneticist. He shared a 1985 Nobel Prize for discoveries related to cholesterol metabolism.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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)
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.