Definition of jimmies in US English:


plural noun

  • Tiny sugar beads or rods used for decorating ice cream and other desserts.

    • ‘Whether in a cup or a cone - single or double dip - and sprinkled with chocolate or rainbow jimmies, ice cream evokes happy memories.’
    • ‘Cover two-thirds of the bombe with red jimmies, and the other third with black jimmies, use Oreos as spots, marshmallows as eyes, and some black licorice as antennae, and voilà! - a ladybug cake.’
    • ‘Some things that you can place on your cookies before baking are: colored sugars or natural sugars such as pearl sugar jimmies, non-pareils, silver and gold dragées, and other sprinkles raisins and dried fruits such as cranberries.’
    • ‘My neighbor says she's having a Western-themed party, and I have visions of cacti bristling with emerald-green jimmies, cowboy hats in white or blue-black sanding sugar, boots, jalapenos, and silver stars shining with dragees.’
    • ‘You want to use all brown jimmies, so that you can fashion a cake resembling an engorged wood tick?’
    • ‘I also felt that way about a burger, saltwater taffy, caramel corn, three slices of pizza, vanilla custard with rainbow jimmies and a cupcake.’
    • ‘Anything you may need for decorating such as food coloring, colored sugars and jimmies, or pastry bags for piping frosting.’
    • ‘Yes, I suppose you could just use all-black jimmies and make a spider cake.’
    • ‘Try to end up at Dad's for a Balboa Bar - vanilla ice cream on a stick dipped in chocolate and rolled in nuts or jimmies.’
    • ‘With a few common trimmings - colored jimmies, crystal sugar, mini chocolate chips, red hots - Christmas treats take shape.’
    • ‘We contemplated bins and endless bins behind finger-smeared glass of nuts and jimmies and cookie crumbs.’
    • ‘It looks like vanilla ice cream with rainbow jimmies out front.’
    • ‘To decorate: Gather royal icing, cake-decorating sugar, jimmies, colored sprinkles, miniature chocolate chips, and/or red-hot candies.’
    • ‘Set against an eye-popping green background is an arrangement of vivid candies and pink ice-cream cones with multicolored jimmies.’
    • ‘I began to suspect as much when I went shopping for storage containers to hold my jars of jimmies, nonpareils, sanding sugars, edible glitter, and three different sizes of silver and gold dragees.’
    • ‘He had to stop walking only to marvel at it for a moment or two, to just gaze in awe at the shaved rock wall extending ten feet into the air, complete with barbed wire sprinkling the top like menacing jimmies or candy pieces on some sort of delicious dessert.’
    • ‘Try this method with jimmies and sprinkles as well.’
    • ‘Cut into shapes and sprinkle with sugar or jimmies.’
    • ‘Mine came out messy with the jimmies spilling over the bowl and onto the counter while Casey's was like a perfect temple.’