plural noun

jim·​mies ˈji-mēz How to pronounce jimmies (audio)
: 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 To coat your cookies in color, give the glaze a pink or red tint with paste food coloring, then decorate them with a colorful sprinkle mix that includes sugar pearls, jimmies, and nonpareils. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Jan. 2023 To decorate the cookies, combine coarse and fine sanding sugars, with nonpareils, jimmies, dragees and candy pearls all in a single color palette, to give the cookies added depth and texture. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Dec. 2020 This set includes three bags of melts along with red, white and blue jimmies and silver stars. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, 24 June 2020 This bright 4-ounce bestseller includes candy mermaid tails, sugar pearls and beads, jimmies and nonpareils. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, 15 June 2020 The crispy pastry tube was overflowing with sweetened, whipped ricotta and dotted with chocolate jimmies. Suzanne Loudermilk, baltimoresun.com, 22 Sep. 2017

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

circa 1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jimmies was circa 1947

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“Jimmies.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jimmies. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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