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shimmy

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noun shim·my \ˈshi-mē\

Definition of shimmy

plural shimmies

  1. 1 [by alteration] :  chemise

  2. 2 [short for shimmy-shake] :  a jazz dance characterized by a shaking of the body from the shoulders down

  3. 3 :  an abnormal vibration especially in the front wheels of a motor vehicle



1837

First Known Use of shimmy

1837

Other Dance Terms

Rhymes with shimmy


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shimmy

intransitive verb shim·my

Simple Definition of shimmy

  • : to move or shake your body from side to side

  • : to vibrate or move very quickly from side to side

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of shimmy

shimmiedshimmying

  1. 1 :  to shake, quiver, or tremble in or as if in dancing a shimmy

  2. 2 :  to vibrate abnormally —used especially of automobiles

  3. 3 :  shinny

Examples of shimmy in a sentence

  1. They were shimmying on the dance floor.

  2. I shimmied into my jacket.

  3. One of the car's wheels was shimmying.



1919

First Known Use of shimmy

1919

Other Dance Terms


SHIMMY Defined for Kids

shimmy

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verb shim·my \ˈshi-mē\

Definition of shimmy for Students

shim·miedshim·my·ing

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




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