jimmied
jimmy jim"my, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {jimmied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {jimmying}.] 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. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • jimmied — jim·my || dʒɪmɪ n. type of crowbar, tool used to force open doors or windows (also jemmy) v. open using a crowbar, break in with the help of a jimmy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jimmy — jim my, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {jimmied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {jimmying}.] 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. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jimmying — jimmy jim my, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {jimmied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {jimmying}.] 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. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jimmy — I. noun (plural jimmies) Etymology: from the name Jimmy Date: 1848 a short crowbar II. transitive verb (jimmied; jimmying) Date: 1893 to force open with or as if with a jimmy < the burglar jimmied a window > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • jimmy — {{11}}jimmy (n.) burglar s crowbar, 1848, variant of jemmy, name for a type of crowbar much used by burglars, special use of JEMMY (Cf. Jemmy), familiar form of proper name James (also see JACK (Cf. jack)). {{12}}jimmy (v.) 1893, from JIMMY (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

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