jem·my || 'dʒemɪ n. type of crowbar, tool used to force open doors or windows (also jimmy) v. open using a crowbar, break in with the help of a jemmy

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  • jemmy — (also jimmy) noun (plural jemmies) a short crowbar. verb (jemmies, jemmying, jemmied) informal force open with a jemmy. Origin C19: familiar form of the given name James …   English new terms dictionary

  • jemmy — UK [ˈdʒemɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms jemmy : singular jemmy plural jemmies British a long narrow piece of metal that is used to open a lock, window, or door using force Derived word: jemmy UK / US verb transitive Word forms jemmy :… …   English dictionary

  • jemmy — (N. Amer. jimmy) ► NOUN (pl. jemmies) ▪ a short crowbar. ► VERB (jemmies, jemmied) informal ▪ force open (a window or door) with a jemmy. ORIGIN familiar form of the given name James …   English terms dictionary

  • jemmy — noun (plural jemmies) Etymology: from the name Jemmy Date: circa 1811 British jimmy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • jemmy — /jem ee/, v., jemmied, jemmying, n., pl. jemmies. Brit. v.t. 1. jimmy1. n. 2. jimmy1. 3. Slang. an overcoat. 4. the baked head of a sheep. [1745 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • jemmy — jem|my [ˈdʒemi] n BrE jimmy AmE plural jemmies [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: From the man s name Jemmy, from James] a short strong metal bar used especially by thieves to break open locked doors, windows etc >jemmy v [T ] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • jemmy — /ˈdʒɛmi / (say jemee) noun (plural jemmies) 1. a short crowbar. –verb (t) (jemmied, jemmying) 2. to force open (a door, etc.) with a jemmy. Also, US, jimmy. {apparently a form of James} …   Australian English dictionary

  • jemmy — [jem′ē] n. pl. jemmies [< dim. of JAMES1] Brit. 1. JIMMY 2. a sheep s head used for food …   English World dictionary