What does JIMMY mean?

Definitions for JIMMY
ˈdʒɪm iJIMMY

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jimmy, jemmy(verb)

    a short crowbar

    "in Britain they call a jimmy and jemmy"

  2. 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"

GCIDE

  1. jimmy(v. t.)

    To pry open (a door, window, etc.) with a jimmy or similar device; often used with open; as, the burglar jimmied open the back door and stole the TV set.

Wiktionary

  1. Jimmy(ProperNoun)

    or Jim, also used as a formal given name.

  2. Jimmy(ProperNoun)

    Shortened form of Jimmy Riddle, a piddle.

  3. jimmy(Noun)

    A marijuana cigarette.

  4. jimmy(Noun)

    Candy sprinkles.

  5. jimmy(Noun)

    A device used to circumvent a locking mechanism; a slim-Jim.

  6. jimmy(Noun)

    Royal Navy slang for First Lieutenant (Executive Officer)

  7. jimmy(Noun)

    A jemmy; a crowbar used by burglars to open windows and doors.

  8. jimmy(Noun)

    penis

  9. jimmy(Noun)

    A condom.

  10. jimmy(Verb)

    To pry open, especially a lock.

    The kitchen window had been jimmied. - "The Big Sleep", by Raymond Chandler

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jimmy(noun)

    a short crowbar used by burglars in breaking open doors

    Etymology: [Rhyming slang: Jimmy Grant, for immigrant. RHUD]

Freebase

  1. Jimmy

    "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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jimmy

    jim′i, n. (U.S.) a coal-car.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. JIMMY

    An implement employed by men of acquisitive natures who cannot afford seats in the Stock Exchange.

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    Song lyrics by jimmy -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by jimmy on the Lyrics.com website.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Jimmy

    A crowbar used by house burglars. The word is not so much thieves’ slang as a corruption of Jenny, expressing the diminutive of gin or engine, the general term formerly for a machine or mechanical appliance.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'JIMMY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4017

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'JIMMY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3058

How to pronounce JIMMY?

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How to say JIMMY in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of JIMMY in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of JIMMY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of JIMMY in a Sentence

  1. Jack Larson:

    Everywhere I go, I get the warmest feelings from people about Jimmy Olsen, they love Jimmy Olsen and I grew to feel that I could never have done anything more special than be Jimmy Olsen.

  2. Ken Burns:

    Country music at its Big Bang was two different musics, the music of Jimmy Rogers, which is Saturday night, and the music of the Carter Family, which is Country Music morning. That's been in tension in all of American music and in American life, I would suggest, all the way through.

  3. Jonathan Hoffman:

    We are looking into that claim from Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales on the numbers, it is not unusual to see people from Middle Eastern countries or other areas of the world pop up and attempt to cross our borders.

  4. Lady Gaga:

    I can't, Jimmy Fallon last week. I can't talk right now. I'm really sorry, it's just like, a really weird time.

  5. Ronald Reagan:

    Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.

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