Definition of Shimmy

1. Noun. An abnormal wobble in a motor vehicle (especially in the front wheels). "He could feel the shimmy in the steering wheel"

Generic synonyms: Wobble



2. Verb. Tremble or shake. "His voice wobbled with restrained emotion"
Exact synonyms: Wobble
Generic synonyms: Vibrate

3. Noun. A woman's sleeveless undergarment.
Exact synonyms: Chemise, Shift, Slip, Teddy
Terms within: Shoulder Strap, Strap
Generic synonyms: Undergarment, Unmentionable

4. Verb. Dance a shimmy. "Sam and Sue shimmy"

5. Noun. Lively dancing (usually to ragtime music) with much shaking of the shoulders and hips.
Generic synonyms: Social Dancing

Definition of Shimmy

1. n. A chemise.

Definition of Shimmy

1. Noun. An abnormal vibration, especially in the wheels of a vehicle. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) A dance that was popular in the 1920s. ¹

3. Noun. (rare) A sleeveless chemise. ¹

4. Verb. To climb something (e.g. a pole) gradually (e.g. using alternately one's arms then one's legs.) ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To vibrate abnormally, as a broken wheel. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive rare) To shake the body as if dancing the shimmy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shimmy

1. to vibrate or wobble [v -MIED, -MYING, -MIES]

Medical Definition of Shimmy

1. A chemise. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shimmy

shimekomi
shimiyana
shimmed
shimmer
shimmered
shimmeriness
shimmering
shimmeringly
shimmers
shimmery
shimmey
shimmeys
shimmied
shimmies
shimming
shimmy (current term)
shimmy-shammy
shimmy on down
shimmying
shimpan
shimpan bucho
shimpan fukubucho
shims
shin
shin-splints
shin bone
shin guard
shin pad
shin pads

Literary usage of Shimmy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"The dances were "shimmy," or "honk-a-tonk" dances, and were Indulged In by both white and black persons. It does not appear that the two races were on the ..."

2. Earthquakes: A Teacher's Package for K-6 edited by Phyllis R. Marcuccio (1999)
"shimmy - shimmy - shake! With a rattle rattle here And a rumble tumble there Here ... shimmy - shimmy - shake! GGGD Verse3 Get under something near and safe ..."

3. The Verbalist: A Manual Devoted to Brief Discussions of the Right and Wrong by Alfred Ayres (1882)
"shimmy. " We derive from the French language our word chemise ... In this country, it is often pronounced by people who should know better—shimmy. ..."

4. The Verbalist: A Manual Devoted to Brief Disenssions of the Right and the by Thomas Embley Osmun (1909)
"shimmy. " We derive from the French language our word chemise—pronounced ... In this country h is often pronounced by people who should know better, shimmy. ..."

5. The Verbalist: A Manual Devoted to Brief Discussions of the Right and the by Alfred Ayres (1881)
"shimmy. " We derive from the French language our word chemise ... In this country, it is often pronounced by people who should know better—shimmy. ..."

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