Associations to the word «Jim»


JIM, proper noun. A male given name, a form of James.
JIM CROW, proper noun. (obsolete) (derogatory) (offensive) (ethnic slur) A black man.
JIM CROW, proper noun. (historical) Southern United States racist and especially segregationist policies in the late 1800s and early to mid 1900s, taken collectively.
JIM CROW, noun. (military) A World War II code name for patrols along the British coastline to intercept enemy aircraft, originally intended to warn of invasion in 1940.
JIM CROW, noun. (engineering) A double-action planing tool invented by Joseph Whitworth, in which the blade ‘jumps’ to face the other way on the back-stroke.
JIM CROW, noun. (rail transport) A tool for bending railway rails, by holding the rail with two arms and pushing a screw into the other side.
JIM CROW, adjective. Discriminatory against African Americans.
JIM CROW, adjective. Segregated between African Americans and Caucasians.
JIM CROW, verb. To work towards legislation that incorporates a discriminatory caste system or racial segregation
JIM CROW LAW, noun. (US) (history) Nickname for any law which racially segregated public facilities and which was enacted in Southern and border states in the United States between 1876 and 1965.
JIM CROW LAWS, noun. Plural of Jim Crow law
JIM CROWED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of Jim Crow
JIM CROWER, noun. A proponent of Jim Crow laws
JIM CROWERS, noun. Plural of Jim Crower
JIM CROWING, verb. Present participle of Jim Crow
JIM CROWISM, noun. The tenets and structure of Jim Crow laws
JIM CROWIST, noun. Jim Crower
JIM CROWISTS, noun. Plural of Jim Crowist
JIM DANDY, adjective. Alternative form of jim-dandy

Wise words

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Alexander Pope