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jimmy1

[jim-ee] /ˈdʒɪm i/
noun, plural jimmies.
1.
a short crowbar.
2.
a large male crab, especially of Chesapeake Bay.
verb (used with object), jimmied, jimmying.
3.
to force open (a door, window, etc.) with a jimmy:
The burglar got in by jimmying the back door.
Also, especially British, jemmy.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; generic use of Jimmy; cf. jack1

jimmy2

[jim-ee] /ˈdʒɪm i/
noun, plural jimmies. Australian Slang.
1.
an immigrant.
Origin
1835-45; rhyming slang; Jimmy (Grant), for immigrant

Jimmy

[jim-ee] /ˈdʒɪm i/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of James.
Also, Jimmie.

Hoffa

[hof-uh] /ˈhɒf ə/
noun
1.
James Riddle
[rid-l] /ˈrɪd l/ (Show IPA),
("Jimmy") 1913–75? U.S. labor leader: president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters 1957–71; disappeared 1975.

Stewart

[stoo-ert, styoo-] /ˈstu ərt, ˈstyu-/
noun
2.
Dugald
[doo-guh ld,, dyoo-] /ˈdu gəld,, ˈdyu-/ (Show IPA),
1753–1828, Scottish philosopher.
3.
James Maitland ("Jimmy") 1908–97, U.S. actor.
4.
Potter, 1915–85, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1958–81.
5.
a river in central Yukon Territory, Canada, flowing from the Mackenzie Mountains W to the Yukon River. 331 miles (533 km) long.
6.
a male given name.

Walker

[waw-ker] /ˈwɔ kər/
noun
1.
Alice, born 1944, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
2.
David, 1785–1830, U.S. abolitionist.
3.
James John ("Jimmy") 1881–1946, U.S. politician: mayor of New York City 1926–32.
4.
John, born 1952, New Zealand track-and-field athlete.
5.
Sarah Breedlove
[breed-luhv] /ˈbridˌlʌv/ (Show IPA),
1867–1919, U.S. businesswoman and philanthropist.
6.
a city in W Michigan.
7.
a male given name.

Brown

[broun] /braʊn/
noun
1.
Charles Brockden
[brok-duh n] /ˈbrɒk dən/ (Show IPA),
1771–1810, U.S. novelist.
2.
Clifford ("Brownie") 1930–56, U.S. jazz trumpeter.
3.
Edmund Gerald, Jr ("Jerry") born 1938, U.S. politician: governor of California 1975–83.
4.
Herbert Charles, 1912–2004, U.S. chemist, born in England: Nobel Prize 1979.
5.
James Nathaniel ("Jimmy") born 1936, U.S. football player and actor.
6.
John ("Old Brown of Osawatomie") 1800–59, U.S. abolitionist: leader of the attack at Harpers Ferry, where he was captured, tried for treason, and hanged.
7.
Margaret Wise, 1910–52, U.S. author noted for early-childhood books.
8.
Olympia, 1835–1926, U.S. women's-rights activist and Universalist minister: first American woman ordained by a major church.
9.
Robert, 1773–1858, Scottish botanist.

Carter

[kahr-ter] /ˈkɑr tər/
noun
1.
Bennett Lester ("Benny") 1907–2003, U.S. jazz saxophonist and composer.
2.
Betty (Lillie Mae Jones) 1930–98, U.S. jazz singer.
3.
Don(ald James) born 1926, U.S. bowler.
4.
(Eleanor) Rosalynn Smith [roh-zuh-lin] /ˈroʊ zə lɪn/ (Show IPA), born 1928, U.S. First Lady 1977–81 (wife of Jimmy Carter).
5.
Elliott (Elliott Cook Carter, Jr) 1908–2012, U.S. composer.
6.
Hodding
[hod-ing] /ˈhɒd ɪŋ/ (Show IPA),
1907–72, U.S. journalist and publisher.
7.
Howard, 1873–1939, English Egyptologist.
8.
James Earl, Jr ("Jimmy") born 1924, 39th president of the U.S. 1977–81.
9.
Mrs. Leslie (Caroline Louise Dudley) 1862–1937, U.S. actress.
10.
Maybelle
[mey-bel] /ˈmeɪˌbɛl/ (Show IPA),
("Mother Maybelle Carter") 1909–78, U.S. country-and-western singer and guitarist.
11.
Nick, pen name of authors who wrote detective-story series in which Nick Carter, created by John R. Coryell, is the main character.
12.
a male given name.

Connors

[kon-erz] /ˈkɒn ərz/
noun
1.
James Scott (Jimmy) born 1952, U.S. tennis player.

Durante

[duh-ran-tee] /dəˈræn ti/
noun
1.
James Francis ("Jimmy") 1893–1980, U.S. comedian.
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Examples from the web for jimmy
  • Jack tricks jimmy by offering him a seemingly innocent brownie.
  • jimmy, who remembers nothing, is convinced that he has murdered his beloved juliet.
  • The president promises jimmy plenty of help getting the message out.
  • He punches jimmy at cotillion when it is revealed jimmy lost all of his money.
  • jimmy appears as a ghostly shape which materializes into sight.
British Dictionary definitions for jimmy

jemmy

/ˈdʒɛmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
a short steel crowbar used, esp by burglars, for forcing doors and windows
verb -mies, -mying, -mied
2.
(transitive) to prise (something) open with a jemmy
Word Origin
C19: from the pet name for James

jimmy

/ˈdʒɪmɪ/
noun, verb (pl) -mies -mies, -mying, -mied
1.
the US word for jemmy

Jimmy

/ˈdʒɪmɪ/
noun
1.
(Central Scot, slang) an informal term of address to a male stranger

brown

/braʊn/
noun
1.
any of various colours, such as those of wood or earth, produced by low intensity light in the wavelength range 620–585 nanometres
2.
a dye or pigment producing these colours
3.
brown cloth or clothing: dressed in brown
4.
any of numerous mostly reddish-brown butterflies of the genera Maniola, Lasiommata, etc, such as M. jurtina (meadow brown): family Satyridae
adjective
5.
of the colour brown
6.
(of bread) made from a flour that has not been bleached or bolted, such as wheatmeal or wholemeal flour
7.
deeply tanned or sunburnt
verb
8.
to make (esp food as a result of cooking) brown or (esp of food) to become brown
Derived Forms
brownish, browny, adjective
brownness, noun
Word Origin
Old English brūn; related to Old Norse brūnn, Old High German brūn, Greek phrunos toad, Sanskrit babhru reddish-brown

Brown

/braʊn/
noun
1.
Sir Arthur Whitten (ˈwɪtən). 1886–1948, British aviator who with J.W. Alcock made the first flight across the Atlantic (1919)
2.
Ford Madox. 1821–93, British painter, associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His paintings include The Last of England (1865) and Work (1865)
3.
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
4.
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
5.
(James) Gordon. born 1951, British Labour politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer (1997–2007); prime minister (2007–10)
6.
Herbert Charles. 1912–2004, US chemist, who worked on the compounds of boron. Nobel prize for chemistry 1979
7.
James. 1933–2006, US soul singer and songwriter, noted for his dynamic stage performances and for his commitment to Black rights
8.
John. 1800–59, US abolitionist leader, hanged after leading an unsuccessful rebellion of slaves at Harper's Ferry, Virginia
9.
Lancelot, called Capability Brown. 1716–83, British landscape gardener
10.
Michael (Stuart). born 1941, US physician: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1985) for work on cholesterol
11.
Robert. 1773–1858, Scottish botanist who was the first to observe the Brownian movement in fluids

Carter

/ˈkɑːtə/
noun
1.
Angela. 1940–92, British novelist and writer; her novels include The Magic Toyshop (1967) and Nights at the Circus (1984)
2.
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
3.
Howard. 1873–1939, English Egyptologist: excavated the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen
4.
James Earl, known as Jimmy. born 1924, US Democratic statesman; 39th president of the US (1977–81); Nobel peace prize 2002

Connors

/ˈkɒnəz/
noun
1.
Jimmy. born 1952, US tennis player: Wimbledon champion 1974 and 1982; US champion 1974, 1976, 1978, 1982, and 1983

Durante

/dəˈræntɪ/
noun
1.
Jimmy, known as Schnozzle. 1893–1980, US comedian

Stewart

/ˈstjʊət/
noun
1.
the usual spelling for the royal house of Stuart before the reign of Mary Queen of Scots (Mary Stuart)
2.
Sir Jackie, full name John Young Stewart. born 1939, Scottish motor-racing driver: world champion 1969, 1971, and 1973
3.
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)
4.
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

/ˈwɔːkə/
noun
1.
a person who walks
2.
Also called baby walker. a tubular frame on wheels or castors to support a baby learning to walk
3.
a similar support for walking, often with rubber feet, for use by disabled or infirm people
4.
a woman's escort at a social event: let me introduce my walker for tonight

Walker

/ˈwɔːkə/
noun
1.
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)
2.
Sir John. born 1952, New Zealand middle-distance runner, the first athlete to run one hundred sub-four-minute miles
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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.

v.

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

n.

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

carter

n.

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

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jimmy in Medicine

Brown (broun), Michael. Born 1941.

American geneticist. He shared a 1985 Nobel Prize for discoveries related to cholesterol metabolism.

walker walk·er (wô'kər)
n.

  1. A frame device used to support someone, such as an infant learning to walk or a convalescent learning to walk again.

  2. A shoe specially designed for walking comfortably. Often used in the plural.

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Slang definitions & phrases for jimmy

jimmy

noun

A condom: That's right, condom fashions, with small pockets for what kids call jimmys (1990s+ Teenagers)


brown

adjective

Opposed to environmental preservation and restoration •The opposite of green: The chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers is judged brown, rather than green, on the issue of timetables for climate control (1990s+)

verb

also brown-hole To do anal intercourse; bugger, bunghole (1930s+)


walker

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hot walker


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Encyclopedia Article for jimmy

brown

any of a group of delicate butterflies in the family Nymphalidae (order Lepidoptera) that are abundant during summer months in the woods and grasslands of the United States and Europe. The adults are dull brown or grey, while the larvae possess small, forked tail-like appendages on their abdomens. Adult butterflies have brown wings with a span of 5 to 6 cm (2 to 2.4 inches) and conspicuous circular markings on them. These false "eyes" on the wings may serve to frighten or distract predatory birds.

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