Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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JIMMIE, n. Also jimy (Sc. 1911 S.D.D.). A “white” or oatmeal pudding, freq. in comb. mealie jimmie (ne.Sc., Ags., wm.Sc., Kcb. 1959). Abd. 1950  Huntly Express (6 Jan.):
One particular Hogmanay . . . we spent nearly a whole night guzzling slices of cake and dumpling, apples, oranges, mealy jimmies, with maybe a modicum of the “Aul, Kirk.”
Abd. 1957  Bon-Accord (14 Nov.) 6:
For me it's mealy jimmy an' mince. If onything mair, it'll be anither jimmy an' mince.

[A humorous adaptation of the pers. name Jimmie. Cf. Jock.]

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