jemmy came back, and Mr. Mylrea sent him to fetch his son Christian.
I'll lend ye a han' because you're a friend of the lad that's the friend of jemmy Hope.
Started this morning, in company with Morgan and jemmy, to examine the country to the southward.
Blossom was so fond of jemmy Three, and she had so few folks to be fond of.
I folded my hands in my lap and I never took my eyes off jemmy as he went running on.
jemmy Three, like Jem One, had missed his rightful share of schooling.
He made a motion as if to dismiss the man, but jemmy did not go.
Then quite privately and uninvited, jemmy Three began to think.
I says “jemmy I feel as if it was beautiful fireworks being let off in my head.”
Uncle jemmy said nothing about getting his own dinner, but the boy had thought of that.
a popular pet form of the masc. proper name James (in Middle English records, Gemme, Jemme are more common than Jimme). In mid-18c. often associated with effeminacy and male fastidiousness. As "a crowbar" from 1811.