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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.]
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n, vb, -mies, -mying or -mied
(Tools) the US word for jemmy
slang Central Scot an informal term of address to a male stranger
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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]
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Past participle: jimmied
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|Noun||1.||jimmy - a short crowbar; "in Britain they call a jimmy and jemmy"|
|Verb||1.||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"|
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1. (US) = jemmy
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