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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


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shimmy

intransitive verb shim·my

Definition of shimmy

shimmied

shimmying

  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 English Language Learners


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shimmy

intransitive verb shim·my

Definition of shimmy for English Language Learners

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

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


SHIMMY Defined for Kids

shimmy

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verb shim·my \ˈshi-mē\

Definition of shimmy for Students

shimmied

shimmying

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


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