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 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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Jimmy' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4017
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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
Jimmy Lee Jackson was brought in to Good Samaritan Hospital by ambulance from Marion, Alabama on February the 18th, 1965, at that time he said 'Nurse, I'm hurting so bad. I'm hurting. And I said 'Well just calm down if you can.'.
One of Jimmy’s friends heard about what happened at the club, he went to get more information. I remember I sat in the dark just in total shock, just waiting for anything that I could get. Nobody knew where Jimmy was. At around five o’clock, we then received a notice for family members to go to some hotel that was now a command center set up by the governor. We pretty much knew at that point it was just going to be a question of identification.
My parents came here for the American dream, a dream briefly crushed by Jimmy Carter. Failed Policies causing massive inflation.
Jimmy Carter and Jimmy Carter take walks, and they have followed a healthy diet for a lifetime, both Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Carter are both determined to use Both President and Mrs. Carter influence for as long as Both President and Mrs. Carter can to make the world a better place, and millions of the world's poorest people are grateful for their resolve and heart.
Although initial reports indicated that he was killed in a breadline, The State Department informed us that his death was from a Russian bomb. Jimmy was in a civilian area of the city near the Chernihiv hospital. The State Department has not yet contacted the family to let us know the specifics.
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- piede di porcoItalian
- 조립식 쇠지레Korean
- kubein, brekkjernNorwegian
- фомка, косяк, ломикRussian
- šarene šećerne mrviceSerbo-Croatian
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