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1shimmy

noun shim·my \ˈshi-mē\
plural shimmies

Definition of SHIMMY

1
[by alteration] :  chemise
2
[short for shimmy-shake] :  a jazz dance characterized by a shaking of the body from the shoulders down
3
:  an abnormal vibration especially in the front wheels of a motor vehicle
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First Known Use of SHIMMY

1837

Other Dance Terms

attitude, honor, saltatory, sashay, taw

Rhymes with SHIMMY

2shimmy

intransitive verb

: to move or shake your body from side to side

: to vibrate or move very quickly from side to side

shim·miedshim·my·ing

Full Definition of SHIMMY

1
:  to shake, quiver, or tremble in or as if in dancing a shimmy
2
:  to vibrate abnormally —used especially of automobiles
3
:  shinny

Examples of SHIMMY

  1. They were shimmying on the dance floor.
  2. I shimmied into my jacket.
  3. One of the car's wheels was shimmying.

First Known Use of SHIMMY

1919

Other Dance Terms

attitude, honor, saltatory, sashay, taw

Rhymes with SHIMMY

SHIMMIED Defined for Kids

shimmy

verb shim·my \ˈshi-mē\
shim·miedshim·my·ing

Definition of SHIMMY for Kids

:  to move the body from side to side <I shimmied into my jacket.>

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