jemmy

noun

jem·​my ˈje-mē How to pronounce jemmy (audio)
plural jemmies
British
: jimmy

Word History

Etymology

from the name Jemmy

First Known Use

circa 1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jemmy was circa 1811

Dictionary Entries Near jemmy

Cite this Entry

“Jemmy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jemmy. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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