Simple Definition of shimmy
: to move or shake your body from side to side
: to vibrate or move very quickly from side to side
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 in a sentence
They were shimmying on the dance floor.
I shimmied into my jacket.
One of the car's wheels was shimmying.
First Known Use of shimmy
SHIMMY Defined for Kids
Definition of shimmy for Students
: to move the body from side to side <I shimmied into my jacket.>
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