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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jimmy, jemmynoun

    a short crowbar

    "in Britain they call a jimmy and jemmy"


  1. jemmynoun

    A crowbar, particularly one used by burglars. (US: jimmy)

  2. jemmynoun

    A baked sheep's head.

  3. jemmynoun

    An immigrant

  4. jemmyverb

    To open with a crowbar.

  5. jemmyadjective



  1. jemmy

    A crowbar, also called a wrecking bar, pry bar or prybar, pinch-bar, or occasionally a prise bar or prisebar, colloquially, in Britain and Australia sometimes called a jemmy or jimmy (also called jemmy bar), gooseneck, or pig foot, is a tool consisting of a metal bar with a single curved end and flattened points, often with a small fissure on one or both ends for removing nails or to force apart two objects. Crowbars are commonly used to open nailed wooden crates or pry apart boards. The design can be used as any of the three lever classes. The curved end is usually used as a first-class lever, and the flat end as a second-class lever. Designs made from thick flat steel bar are often referred to as utility bars.


  1. jemmy

    A jemmy, also known as a jimmy, is a short crowbar used by a burglar to force open windows or doors. It's a hand tool that has a flat blade at one end and often a curved claw at the other, used mainly for prying or levering.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jemmyadjective


  2. Jemmynoun

    a short crowbar. See Jimmy

  3. Jemmynoun

    a baked sheep's head

  4. Etymology: [Cf. Gim, and Gimp, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jemmy

    jem′i, n. a burglar's short crowbar: (slang) a baked sheep's head: a greatcoat.

  2. Jemmy

    jem′i, adj. neat, smart, handy—also Gemm′y.—n. Jemm′iness, neatness.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. jemmy

    A finical fellow in the usual sense, but adopted as a nautical term by the mutineers of '97, to express the nobs, or heads of officers. Also, a handy crow-bar or lever.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jemmy in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jemmy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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