/jim"ee/, n., pl. jimmies, v., jimmied, jimmying.
1. a short crowbar.
2. a large male crab, esp. of Chesapeake Bay.
3. to force open (a door, window, etc.) with a jimmy: The burglar got in by jimmying the back door.
Also, esp. Brit., jemmy.
[1840-50; generic use of JIMMY; cf. JACK1]
/jim"ee/, n., pl. jimmies. Australian Slang.
an immigrant.
[1835-45; rhyming slang; Jimmy (Grant), for immigrant]

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(as used in expressions)
Blanton Jimmy
Breslin Jimmy
Carter Jimmy
Connors Jimmy
Doolittle Jimmy
Durante Jimmy
Hoffa Jimmy
McHugh Jimmy
Rushing Jimmy
Van Heusen Jimmy
Jimmy Walker

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