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jimmy (n.)

"burglar's crowbar," 1848, variant of jemmy, name for a type of crowbar much used by burglars, special use of Jemmy, familiar form of proper name James (compare the mechanical uses of jack (n.)).

jimmy (v.)

"pry open with short leverage," 1893, from jimmy (n.). Related: Jimmied; jimmying.

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Definitions of jimmy from WordNet
1
jimmy (v.)
to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open;
The burglar jimmied the lock
Synonyms: pry / prise / prize / lever
2
jimmy (n.)
a short crowbar;
in Britain they call a jimmy and jemmy
Synonyms: jemmy
From wordnet.princeton.edu