Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Small particles of chocolate or flavored candy sprinkled on ice cream as a topping.

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  • n. Plural form of jimmy.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of jimmy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. Small cylindrical bits of sweet chocolate used as a granular topping on e.g. ice cream.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. bits of sweet chocolate used as a topping on e.g. ice cream

Etymologies

Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • I found a great substitute for the sequin "jimmies" a lovely metallic embroidery floss that is washable.

    Cupcakes of Another Kind

  • Hustlers who bonnet a man and beat his breath out of him and empty his pockets before he knows what is the matter with him, -- the Burglars, with their "jimmies" in their pockets, -- the fighting robbers, with their brass knuckles, -- the whole set in a vast thief-constituency, thick as rats in sewers, -- these were the disputants whom the emissaries of the

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 75, January, 1864

  • We used to add chocolate sprinkles they’re called jimmies where I come from and it was a tradition when my boys were small, to have red hots for the tips of the trees and the noses of the reindeer.

    CSS: Christmas Cheer

  • And why do they always ask me if I want "jimmies" when I go in there?

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  • I topped these with some chocolate jimmies and cupcake flags, tutorial can be seen here.

    My First Job & Red Velvet Cupcakes

  • Yeah, the use of the term “jimmies” is a propagation of subtle racism, and most people in the deeper south are aware of that fact.

    You know what they mean.

  • Dip the tops into another color of candy molds, sprinkle with sprinkles/jimmies/whatever and then wait for them to harden once again.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Spread the frosting on the top of the cooled cupcakes, then place a donut hole on top, drizzle some frosting on the donut hole, sprinkle with jimmies and enjoy!

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • I rolled the dough in chocolate jimmies, pearl sugar, red sugar sprinkles, and multicolored non pareils.

    Best Butter Cookies | Baking Bites

  • Blue sprinkles or jimmies have a bold color to them and look cute on the strawberries, but blue sanding sugar, which I used for the strawberries here, gives the berries a little bit of a sparkle.

    Red, White and Blue Chocolate Dipped Strawberries | Baking Bites

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  • chocolate sprinkles! and only the chocolate ones!

    April 5, 2007