AskDefine | Define jimmy

Dictionary Definition

jimmy n : a short crowbar; "in England they call a jimmy and jemmy" [syn: jemmy] v : 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" [syn: pry, prise, prize, lever] [also: jimmied]

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Alternative spellings


  1. A marijuana cigarette.
  2. (in plural jimmies) Candy sprinkles.
  3. A device used to circumvent a locking mechanism; a slim-Jim.
  4. Royal Navy slang for First Lieutenant (Executive Officer)
  5. (US) A jemmy; a crowbar used by burglars to open windows and doors.
  6. (US) penis


*Spanish: palanqueta


  1. To pry open, especially a lock.
    The kitchen window had been jimmied. - "The Big Sleep", by Raymond Chandler


Extensive Definition

Jimmy is a diminutive form of the first name James and may refer to:

See also

jimmy in Danish: Jimmy
jimmy in German: Jimmy (Begriffsklärung)
jimmy in French: Jimmy

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bar, beam, boom, cant hook, claw bar, crank, crow, crowbar, get a foothold, get leverage, handspike, iron crow, lever, limb, marlinespike, outrigger, peavey, pedal, pinch bar, prize, pry, ripping bar, spar, treadle, wedge, wrecking bar
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