plural noun
jim·​mies | \ ˈji-mēz How to pronounce jimmies (audio) \

Definition of jimmies

: tiny rod-shaped bits of usually chocolate-flavored candy often sprinkled on ice cream

Examples of jimmies in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This set includes three bags of melts along with red, white and blue jimmies and silver stars. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, "Make Fourth of July extra sweet with these delicious desserts," 24 June 2020 This bright 4-ounce bestseller includes candy mermaid tails, sugar pearls and beads, jimmies and nonpareils. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, "Everything you need to make ice cream in a Mason jar," 15 June 2020 The crispy pastry tube was overflowing with sweetened, whipped ricotta and dotted with chocolate jimmies. Suzanne Loudermilk, baltimoresun.com, "At Giovanni's, hearty Italian fare and an old-fashioned feel," 22 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of jimmies

circa 1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jimmies

origin unknown

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The first known use of jimmies was circa 1947

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23 Jul 2020

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“Jimmies.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jimmies. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of jimmies

US : small and thin pieces of candy often sprinkled on ice cream

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