jimmy

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jimmy (plural jimmies)

  1. (in the plural only, dialectal, US, usually plural) Chocolate sprinkles used as a topping for ice cream, cookies, or cupcakes.
  2. (slang) A marijuana cigarette.
  3. A device used to circumvent a locking mechanism; a slim-Jim.
  4. (slang) Royal Navy slang for First Lieutenant (Executive Officer)
  5. (US) A jemmy; a crowbar used by burglars to open windows and doors.
  6. (US, slang) A penis.
  7. (US, slang) A condom.
    • 2004, Murad Kalam, Night Journey, Simon & Schuster (2004), ISBN 0743244184, page 158:
      "The next time you hook up with somebody," Lovie was saying, "you better wear a jimmy, boy. []
  8. (rare) A male crab; a cock.

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  • Using jimmies to refer to chocolate sprinkles is considered offensive in the Southern US.

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jimmy (third-person singular simple present jimmies, present participle jimmying, simple past and past participle jimmied)

  1. To pry (something, especially a lock) open with or as if with a crowbar.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Raymond Chandler, "The Big Sleep":
      The kitchen window had been jimmied.

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