• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jessamy jes′sa-mi jasmine: a dandy.
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In literature:

Place them in a hospital, put them in a jail in yellow overalls, do what you will, young Jessamy finds young Jenny.
"St. Ives being The Adventures of a French Prison in England" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Both of 'em was girls, an' one of 'em was Jessamie.
"Happy Hawkins" by Robert Alexander Wason
And as for Jenny and Jessamy, by Jove!
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Two more days and there would be an end of "Jessamy" Law.
"The Mississippi Bubble" by Emerson Hough
Jessamy, at your service.
"The Contrast" by Royall Tyler
Place them in a hospital, put them in a gaol in yellow overalls, do what you will, young Jessamy finds young Jenny.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Goldsmith fell in love with Mary Horneck known as the 'Jessamy Bride.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
If ever Goldsmith loved anyone, he loved the Jessamy Bride.
"Oliver Goldsmith" by E. S. Lang Buckland
It was a fool business from the start, Miss Jessamy.
"The Heritage of the Hills" by Arthur P. Hankins
The older daughter, Jessamy, married Henry Milford Steele, an American, and lives in the United States.
"The Life of Bret Harte" by Henry Childs Merwin
On January 28th we reached Jessami, a fine village of the Sozai tribe; they much resembled the Mao people.
"My Experiences in Manipur and the Naga Hills" by James Johnstone

In poetry:

My love is the maïd ov all maïdens,
Though all mid be comely,
Her skin's lik' the jessamy blossom
A-spread in the Spring.
"In The Spring" by William Barnes
An' up there, in the green, is her own honey-zuck,
That her brother traïn'd up roun' her window; an' there
Is the rwose an' the jessamy, where she did pluck
A flow'r vor her bosom or bud vor her heäir.
"Evenèn, An’ Maidens Out At Door" by William Barnes

In news:

Staff writers Jessamy Brown, Shirley Jinkins, Sandra Engelland and Patrick Walker contributed to this report.
Jessamy's official spokeswoman speaks up about campaign.