Definition of Jiminy in English:

Jiminy

exclamation

  • Used in phrases as an expression of surprise.

    ‘by Jiminy, she was right’
    ‘Jiminy Cricket!’
    • ‘Of course, then Black's e-pawn is backwards and… Jiminy crickets!’
    • ‘Work, self-reliance and a refusal to surrender were his goals and by Jiminy, his family had to achieve them.’
    • ‘Jumping Jiminy's eyelash curlers, I'm going to be so late!’
    • ‘What in the name of Jiminy did these freaks think they were achieving?’
    • ‘Alright, let's see what we've got - Jiminy Cricket!’

Origin

Early 19th century: alteration of Gemini used as a mild oath in the mid 17th century, a euphemistic form of Jesus (Christ).

Pronunciation

Jiminy

/ˈdʒɪmɪni/