jimmy jim"my, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {jimmied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {jimmying}.] To pry open (a door, window, etc.) with a jimmy or similar device; often used with open; as, the burglar jimmied open the back door and stole the TV set. [PJC]

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