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jimmy

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noun jim·my \ˈji-mē\

Definition of jimmy

plural

jimmies

  1. :  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 jim·my

Definition of jimmy

jimmied

;

jimmying

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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 Defined for English Language Learners

jimmy

play
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

play
verb jim·my \ˈji-mē\

Definition of jimmy for Students

jimmied

;

jimmying

  1. :  to force open with or as if with a short crowbar



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