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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Jemmy.
 
Spruce, fine. A diminutive of gim, spruce or smart (Anglo-Saxon gemet). Gimcrack means an ornamental toy, a pretty ornament of no solidity. (See below, JEMMY JESSAMY.)   1
 


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