What does jimmy mean?

Definitions for jimmy
ˈdʒɪm ijim·my

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jimmy, jemmyverb

    a short crowbar

    "in Britain they call a jimmy and jemmy"

  2. 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"

GCIDE

  1. jimmyverb

    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. Jimmynoun

    or Jim, also used as a formal given name.

  2. Jimmynoun

    Shortened form of Jimmy Riddle, a piddle.

  3. jimmynoun

    A marijuana cigarette.

  4. jimmynoun

    Candy sprinkles.

  5. jimmynoun

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

  6. jimmynoun

    Royal Navy slang for First Lieutenant (Executive Officer)

  7. jimmynoun

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

  8. jimmynoun

    penis

  9. jimmynoun

    A condom.

  10. jimmyverb

    To pry open, especially a lock.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jimmynoun

    a short crowbar used by burglars in breaking open doors

  2. 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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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

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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. Drew Pearson:

    JIMMY JOHNSON LEARNS ABOUT HALL OF FAME INDUCTION ON FOX HALFTIME SHOW Its like that Robert Frost poem. Ive taken the road less traveled. My career was always about the road less traveled.

  2. Randy Hathaway:

    Me and Jimmy talk about everything but politics. We talk about fishing, hunting.

  3. Pat Szpunar:

    They told me that someone famous was killed in my home, and I said, 'What? It's not like it's Jimmy Hoffa or anything?' And they turned white as sheep.

  4. Margaret McCusker:

    What Jimmy wrote to me was that he'd done it all himself, he'd been planning it for 16 years. He knew one day he'd have to go.

  5. Matthew Stafford:

    We came from Detroit, and there are a lot of good traveling teams there, but that was wild, matthew was on a silent count, and for those of you who don’t know what that is … when he hikes the ball, it’s either a loud count when you can hear him, and that’s what usually quarterbacks are on when they’re at home or a silent count. Matthew was on a silent count, Jimmy Garoppolo was not, who is the opposing quarterback.

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