One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A very slim person or thing.
- ‘The only complication was going from ‘Alfie the slim jim’ to ‘Alfie the big boned’’
- ‘Only one is skate related which is Rollerblade the rest are levi's, slim jim, naya water, speed stick, espn and espn2.’
- ‘The knot to which Americans gave my name was a double knot in a narrow tie - a ''slim Jim'' as it is sometimes called.’
- 1.1slim jims A pair of long narrow trousers.
- ‘Fashions will range from slim jims to trousers for the fuller figures.’
- ‘These slim leg Slim Jim Skinny Jeans in Sun Bleach Grey have a lightly worn grey wash and a sharp cut that hangs perfectly off your legs.’
- 1.2trademark A long, thin variety of smoked sausage.
- ‘Popular options include scallions, a hunk of lobster tail, cooked and peeled shrimp or prawns, dill pickle spear, beef jerky, slim jims, asparagus, speared tomatoes, cucumber spears, or pepperoncinis or small jalapeno peppers.’
- ‘I had a meal of vending machine delicacies for supper last night, including two slim jim small salami sticks.’
- ‘I just ate a Slim Jim and my neck turned bright red.’
- 1.3trademark in US A long flexible metal strip with a hooked end, used by car thieves and others for entering a locked vehicle.
- ‘A tool needs to be suitable for its intended job, which explains why locksmiths use a slim jim instead of a blowtorch.’
- ‘Made of nickel plated spring steel this slim jim tool measures 22 inches long, 1.25 inches wide and only .7mm thin.’
- ‘Slim Jims are used to unlock automobile doors without use of a key or lock pick.’
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