Jimmy (verb)

To jimmy something means to force open a lock or door by using a tool such as a crowbar or screwdriver.

Origin:

The word jimmy is believed to be derived from the word "jemmy" which is a slang term for a type of crowbar.

Examples:

  1. The thief jimmied the lock to break into the house.
  2. He jimmied the door open with a crowbar.
  3. She jimmied the window open with a screwdriver.
  4. Jimmying a lock is a form of breaking and entering.
  5. Jimmying a lock can cause damage to the lock or door.
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