Definition of Jemmy

1. Noun. A short crowbar. "In Britain they call a jimmy and jemmy"

Exact synonyms: Jimmy
Generic synonyms: Crowbar, Pry, Pry Bar, Wrecking Bar
Derivative terms: Jimmy



Definition of Jemmy

1. a. Spruce.

2. n. A short crowbar. See Jimmy.

Definition of Jemmy

1. Adjective. (archaic) spruce ¹

2. Noun. A crowbar, particularly one used by burglars. (US: jimmy) ¹

3. Noun. (archaic British slang) A baked sheep's head. ¹

4. Noun. (Australia slang) An immigrant ¹

5. Verb. To open with a crowbar. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jemmy

1. to jimmy [v -MIED, -MYING, -MIES] - See also: jimmy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jemmy

jelutong
jelutongs
jemadar
jemadars
jemidar
jemidars
jemima
jemimas
jemlah goat
jemmied
jemmier
jemmies
jemmiest
jemminess
jemmy (current term)
jemmying
jenever
jenevers
jeniquen
jenite
jenkem
jennet
jenneting
jennetings
jennets
jennies
jennite
jenny

Literary usage of Jemmy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1880)
"And now once a-year, since the flight of his soul, I read in his Homer, and drink from his bowl— Rare jemmy Blinker! O rare jemmy Blinker, where now shall ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"At the Spring Assizes, 1802, James Ayres, more popularly known as ' jemmy the Gipsy,' was convicted at Aylesbury of sheep-stealing, sentenced to be hanged, ..."

3. A Collection of Old Ballads. Corrected from the Best and Most Ancient Copies by Ambrose Philips (1723)
"Truly jemmy, I muft blame ye, You look fo pale and wan, I fear 'twill prove you are in love, Alas poor Man ..."

4. The Saturday Magazine (1841)
"Our garden, upon which much labour had been bestowed, had been trampled over repeatedly, although jemmy had done his best to prevent the people from walking ..."

5. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"jemmy (popular), a sheep's head ; sometimes called by the lower classes a " bloody jemmy," on account of the quantity of blood about it. ..."

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