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jimmy

1 [jim-ee]
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:
1840–50; generic use of Jimmy; cf. jack1

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jimmy (ˈdʒɪmɪ)
 
n, —vb , pl -mies, -mying, -mied, -mies
the US word for jemmy

Jimmy (ˈdʒɪmɪ)
 
n
slang (Central Scot) an informal term of address to a male stranger

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jimmy
1848, variant of jemmy, crowbar much used by burglars, special use of Jemmy, familiar form of proper name James (see jack).
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Brown (broun), Michael. Born 1941.

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

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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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jimmy definition


  1. n.
    the penis. (From the proper name Jimmy or from the name for a short crowbar.) : The streaker covered his jimmy and ran across the field.
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