Definitions for jimmyˈdʒɪm i
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(n.)a short crowbar.
Category: Building Trades
(v.t.)to force open with or as if with a jimmy.
Category: Building Trades
Origin of jimmy:
1840–50; generic use of the proper name
a short crowbar
"in Britain they call a jimmy and jemmy"
pry, prise, prize, lever, jimmy(verb)
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"
or Jim, also used as a formal given name.
Shortened form of Jimmy Riddle, a piddle.
A marijuana cigarette.
A device used to circumvent a locking mechanism; a slim-Jim.
Royal Navy slang for First Lieutenant (Executive Officer)
A jemmy; a crowbar used by burglars to open windows and doors.
To pry open, especially a lock.
The kitchen window had been jimmied. - "The Big Sleep", by Raymond Chandler
a short crowbar used by burglars in breaking open doors
"Jimmy" is a song recorded by British artist M.I.A. for her second studio album, Kala. The song was written by Maya "M.I.A." Arulpragasam, Dave "Switch" Taylor and Bappi Lahiri and produced by Switch and M.I.A.. A cover of "Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Aaja" from the film Disco Dancer, the song was re-arranged as an uptempo pop-electro tune with disco influences by modifying the orchestration, instrumentation and beats and the addition of original English lyrics for the single. During the recording and production sessions, M.I.A. and Switch wanted to create a dance-pop disco record using a song that the singer was familiar with from her childhood; the song's lyrics portray M.I.A. being invited by British journalist Ben Anderson on a date while covering a genocide tour across nations in Africa, and both eventually pursuing a romantic relationship. "Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Aaja" was itself inspired by "T'es OK /" from French Euro disco group Ottawan. Following the moderate chart performance of "Boyz", "Jimmy" was released in Japan in July 2007 as the album's lead single, and the second single in other countries. XL Recordings distributed "Jimmy" in CD single, 7" and 12" formats in the UK on 10 November 2007, however the song leaked in the country prior to release while the singer was on tour. Despite this, the song topped the UK Indie Chart and charted in Greece and Japan where it was a major commercial success. The single began to gain traction on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart, peaking at number twenty eight following nine weeks on the chart. "Jimmy" was well received by contemporary music critics, who cited its distinct 1970s style pop sound compared with most songs featured on the album, and complimented its hook and lyrical themes.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
An implement employed by men of acquisitive natures who cannot afford seats in the Stock Exchange.
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Rank popularity for the word 'jimmy' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4017
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'jimmy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3058
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