jimmies

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 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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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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“Jimmies.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jimmies. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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jimmies

noun

English Language Learners Definition of jimmies

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

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