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shimmy

verb

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1 as in skin, shin

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2 as in shuffle, twist

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The first known use of shimmy was in 1837

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“Shimmy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shimmy. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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