Definition of jemmy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdʒemi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒemi//
(British English) (North American English jimmy) (pl. jemmies, (North American English)jimmies)
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a short heavy metal bar used by thieves to force open doors and windows Word Origin early 19th cent.: familiar form of the given name James (compare with jack).

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