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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

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

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