Definitions for Jimmy
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Jimmy.
a short crowbar
"in Britain they call a jimmy and jemmy"
pry, prise, prize, lever, jimmyverb
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"
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.
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 "jimmy" can refer to several different things: 1) A given name, generally a familiar form of James. 2) A crowbar or short beam lever for breaking open doors or safes, named after the infamous thief John "Jim" Ruffles who was said to crack safes with a short crowbar. 3) A brand of vehicle from GMC, also known as the GMC Jimmy. 4) In certain regions, it is a colloquial term for a sprinkling on ice cream or dessert, also known as "jimmies". 5) In British English, it can refer to a urinal, named after Sir John Harington who invented the first water closet.
a short crowbar used by burglars in breaking open doors
Etymology: [Rhyming slang: Jimmy Grant, for immigrant. RHUD]
"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
jim′i, n. (U.S.) a coal-car.
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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Etymology and Origins
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.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Jimmy is ranked #41959 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Jimmy surname appeared 518 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Jimmy.
47.6% or 247 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
16.6% or 86 total occurrences were White.
14.4% or 75 total occurrences were Asian.
14.2% or 74 total occurrences were Black.
5.9% or 31 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
0.9% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
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
The numerical value of Jimmy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Jimmy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
One of the most generous columnists in the newspaper world was 'Jimmy Hatlo': He gave a 'Tip of the Hatlo Hat' to millions of contributors and sages in his syndicated column during the first half century of the twentieth!
Just when you think there's nothing to write about, Nixon says, 'I am not a crook.' Jimmy Carter says, 'I have lusted after women in my heart.' President Reagan says, 'I have just taken a urinalysis test, and I am not on dope.'
It would be difficult for Apply Daily to survive if Jimmy Lai was jailed, jimmy Lai is not Jimmy Lai, but Jimmy Lai is the person providing the money for Jimmy Lai pro-democracy paper and the symbol of defiance. Jimmy Lai is a symbol of freedom of the media, in both Hong Kong and the Western world.
That Jim Brown. He says he isn't Superman. What he really means is that Superman isn't Jimmy Brown
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.
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- piede di porcoItalian
- 조립식 쇠지레Korean
- kubein, brekkjernNorwegian
- фомка, косяк, ломикRussian
- šarene šećerne mrviceSerbo-Croatian
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