jimmy


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jim·my

 (jĭm′ē)
n. pl. jim·mies
A short crowbar with curved ends.
tr.v. jim·mied, jim·my·ing, jim·mies
To pry (something) open with or as if with a jimmy: jimmy a door.

[Probably from the name Jimmy, nickname for James.]

jimmy

(ˈdʒɪmɪ)
n, vb, -mies, -mying or -mied
(Tools) the US word for jemmy

Jimmy

(ˈdʒɪmɪ)
n
slang Central Scot an informal term of address to a male stranger

jim•my

(ˈdʒɪm i)

n., pl. -mies, n.
1. a short crowbar.
v.t.
2. to force open with or as if with a jimmy.
[1840–50; generic use of the proper name]

jimmy


Past participle: jimmied
Gerund: jimmying

Imperative
jimmy
jimmy
Present
I jimmy
you jimmy
he/she/it jimmies
we jimmy
you jimmy
they jimmy
Preterite
I jimmied
you jimmied
he/she/it jimmied
we jimmied
you jimmied
they jimmied
Present Continuous
I am jimmying
you are jimmying
he/she/it is jimmying
we are jimmying
you are jimmying
they are jimmying
Present Perfect
I have jimmied
you have jimmied
he/she/it has jimmied
we have jimmied
you have jimmied
they have jimmied
Past Continuous
I was jimmying
you were jimmying
he/she/it was jimmying
we were jimmying
you were jimmying
they were jimmying
Past Perfect
I had jimmied
you had jimmied
he/she/it had jimmied
we had jimmied
you had jimmied
they had jimmied
Future
I will jimmy
you will jimmy
he/she/it will jimmy
we will jimmy
you will jimmy
they will jimmy
Future Perfect
I will have jimmied
you will have jimmied
he/she/it will have jimmied
we will have jimmied
you will have jimmied
they will have jimmied
Future Continuous
I will be jimmying
you will be jimmying
he/she/it will be jimmying
we will be jimmying
you will be jimmying
they will be jimmying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been jimmying
you have been jimmying
he/she/it has been jimmying
we have been jimmying
you have been jimmying
they have been jimmying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been jimmying
you will have been jimmying
he/she/it will have been jimmying
we will have been jimmying
you will have been jimmying
they will have been jimmying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been jimmying
you had been jimmying
he/she/it had been jimmying
we had been jimmying
you had been jimmying
they had been jimmying
Conditional
I would jimmy
you would jimmy
he/she/it would jimmy
we would jimmy
you would jimmy
they would jimmy
Past Conditional
I would have jimmied
you would have jimmied
he/she/it would have jimmied
we would have jimmied
you would have jimmied
they would have jimmied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jimmy - a short crowbar; "in Britain they call a jimmy and jemmy"
crowbar, pry, pry bar, wrecking bar - a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge
Verb1.jimmy - to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open; "The burglar jimmied the lock": "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"
open, open up - cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"
Translations

jimmy

[ˈdʒɪmɪ] N
1. (US) = jemmy
2. to have a jimmy (Riddle)mear, cambiar or mudar el agua al canario
References in classic literature ?
The other prodigy Jimmy told us about was the younger son of a chief, who, although but just turned of ten, had entered upon holy orders, because his superstitious countrymen thought him especially intended for the priesthood from the fact of his having a comb on his head like a rooster.
After welcoming him to the shore, Jimmy went on to tell him how that he knew all about our having run away from the ship, and being among the Typees.
There was a sound of scuffling, broken by squeaks from Jimmy of the high voice.
I gathered from something Jimmy let fall that the three had been at Harrow together.
Jimmy, the plumber, he met there, in the company of a tall, blond girl who promptly forsook him for Martin.
Gee, it's like old times," Jimmy explained to the gang that gave him the laugh as Martin and the blonde whirled away in a waltz.
So Anna always made Jimmy Burns take her by Maggie's house every Saturday night so that her friend could go to the dance with them.
I like Latin, and used to get on well when I studied it with Jimmy.
I'm Jimmy Bean, and I'm ten years old goin' on eleven.
He had a noble new skeleton--the skeleton of the late and only local celebrity, Jimmy Finn, the village drunkard--a grisly piece of property which he had bought of Jimmy Finn himself, at auction, for fifty dollars, under great competition, when Jimmy lay very sick in the tan-yard a fortnight before his death.
Hello, Jimmy, ain't you scared to come so far west?
Jimmy Hollis and Colin Short whiled away many an hour inventing schemes for surmounting the obstacle presented by the barrier cliffs, and making ridiculous wagers as to which one Tom Billings had in mind; but immediately we were all assured that we had raised Caprona, Billings called us together.