Posted by Al on April 21, 2004
In Reply to: Jimmy-rigged posted by SR on April 21, 2004
: : What is the phrase origin for "jimmy-rigged"?
: : The archives has a discussion under "jury-rigged" if that is what you mean. Also, try a Google search with "jury rigged" for some other interesting discussions.
Then there is the verb to jimmy meaning to force open, could the original have confused or deliberately merged jury-rigged with to jemmy?