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Definition of "shimmy" [shim•my]

  • Abnormal vibration or wobbling, as of the wheels of an automobile. (noun)
  • A dance popular in the 1920s, characterized by rapid shaking of the body. (noun)
  • A chemise. (noun)
  • To vibrate or wobble abnormally. (verb-intransitive)
  • To shake the body in or as if in dancing the shimmy. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shimmy" in a sentence
  • "November 4, 2008 at 1:08 pm just gotta give a shimmy and it acts like chaff on radar *shimmy* see, I can disappear in the cloud."
  • "* shimmy shimmy* anbudan_BALA I think I saw the news of Michael Jackson's demise late!"
  • "Some emo yet functional play from Chile, a direct contrast to the cheap & cheerful two-chord shimmy from the Honduran side."