Definition of Shimmy in English :

Define Shimmy in English

Shimmy meaning in English

Meaning of Shimmy in English

Pronunciation of Shimmy in English

Shimmy pronunciation in English

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1. shimmy

an abnormal wobble in a motor vehicle (especially in the front wheels)

Example Sentences:
'he could feel the shimmy in the steering wheel'

2. chemise, shift, shimmy, slip, teddy

a woman's sleeveless undergarment

3. shimmy

lively dancing (usually to ragtime music) with much shaking of the shoulders and hips


4. shimmy, wobble

tremble or shake

Example Sentences:
'His voice wobbled with restrained emotion'

5. shimmy

dance a shimmy

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of shimmy
noun plural -mies
an American ragtime dance with much shaking of the hips and shoulders
abnormal wobbling motion in a motor vehicle, esp in the front wheels or steering
3.  an informal word for chemise
verb -mies, -mying or -mied (intransitive)
to dance the shimmy
to vibrate or wobble

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see synonyms of shimmy
1.  Slang, Obsolete
a chemise
2.  US
a jazz dance, popular in the 1920s, characterized by much shaking of the body
a marked shaking, vibration, or wobble, as in the front wheels of an automobile
verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈshimmied or ˈshimmying US
to dance the shimmy
to shake, vibrate, or wobble

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of shimmy
n. pl. shim·mies
1. Abnormal vibration or wobbling, as of the wheels of an automobile.
2. A dance popular in the 1920s, characterized by rapid shaking of the body.
3. A chemise.
intr.v. shim·mied, shim·my·ing, shim·mies
1. To vibrate or wobble abnormally.
2. To shake the body in or as if in dancing the shimmy.
3. To shinny. See Usage note below.

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