jemmy

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Rhymes: -ɛmi

Noun[edit]

jemmy (plural jemmies)

  1. (archaic, Britain, slang) A baked sheep's head.
  2. (Australia, slang) An immigrant.
  3. (obsolete, slang) A greatcoat.
  4. Alternative spelling of jimmy (crowbar).

Verb[edit]

jemmy (third-person singular simple present jemmies, present participle jemmying, simple past and past participle jemmied)

  1. To shoehorn, to cram.
    two thousand people jemmied into a stadium built for fifteen hundred
  2. Alternative spelling of jimmy (open with a crowbar).

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Adjective[edit]

jemmy (comparative jemmier, superlative jemmiest)

  1. (archaic) Neat; elegant.
    • 1808–10, William Hickey, Memoirs of a Georgian Rake, Folio Society 1995, p. 209:
      I was agreeably surprised by seeing my young friend and companion, Robert Pott, driving up the avenue in a very jemmy equipage.

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