jemmy

jemmy

[jem-ee] British.
verb (used with object), jemmied, jemmying.
1.
noun, plural jemmies.
2.
3.
Slang. an overcoat.
4.
the baked head of a sheep.

Origin:
1745–55

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jemmy or (US) jimmy (ˈdʒɛmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
1.  a short steel crowbar used, esp by burglars, for forcing doors and windows
 
vb , -mies, -mies, -mying, -mied
2.  (tr) to prise (something) open with a jemmy
 
[C19: from the pet name for James]
 
jimmy or (US) jimmy
 
n
 
vb
 
[C19: from the pet name for James]

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