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jimmy

noun jim·my \ ˈji-mē \

Definition of jimmy

plural jimmies
:a short crowbar

Examples of jimmy in a Sentence

  1. The burglar used a jimmy to open the window.

Origin and Etymology of jimmy

from the name Jimmy


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jimmy

verb

Definition of jimmy

jimmied; jimmying
transitive verb
:to force open with or as if with a jimmy
  • the burglar jimmied a window

Examples of jimmy in a Sentence

  1. let's try to jimmy the door lock with my credit card

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First Known Use of jimmy

1893

jimmy Synonyms

Synonyms
1pry, lever, prize
Related Words
elevate, hoist, lift, uplift; break, break up, detach, disengage, disjoin, divide, part, pull, separate; shift
Near Antonyms
connect, join

JIMMY Defined for English Language Learners

jimmy

noun

Definition of jimmy for English Language Learners

  • : a short metal bar used to force things open or as a lever


jimmy

verb

Definition of jimmy for English Language Learners

  • : to force (something, such as a lock, door, or window) open with a metal bar or a similar tool


JIMMY Defined for Kids

jimmy

verb jim·my \ ˈji-mē \

Definition of jimmy for Students

jimmied; jimmying
:to force open with or as if with a short crowbar


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