American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Abnormal vibration or wobbling, as of the wheels of an automobile.
- n. A dance popular in the 1920s, characterized by rapid shaking of the body.
- n. A chemise.
- v. To vibrate or wobble abnormally.
- v. To shake the body in or as if in dancing the shimmy.
- n. An abnormal vibration, especially in the wheels of a vehicle.
- n. archaic A dance that was popular in the 1920s.
- n. rare A sleeveless chemise.
- v. To climb something (e.g. a pole) gradually (e.g. using alternately one's arms then one's legs.)
- v. intransitive To vibrate abnormally, as a broken wheel.
- v. intransitive, rare To shake the body as if dancing the shimmy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. colloq. A chemise.
- v. tremble or shake
- n. a woman's sleeveless undergarment
- v. dance a shimmy
- n. lively dancing (usually to ragtime music) with much shaking of the shoulders and hips
- n. an abnormal wobble in a motor vehicle (especially in the front wheels)
- Perhaps from shimmy, alteration of chemise. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“How the proton gets its spin out of the quark-gluon shimmy is still a big mystery, so theorists have been experimenting with difference ways to combine PDFs and form factors, to include interference terms, and understand all components of nulceon spin.”
“At the cash register, Roy cracked a package of pennies like an egg and let the coins shimmy into the bowl of the money drawer.”
“This technology senses for irregularity in wheel balance and the related steering wheel vibration - or "shimmy" - it can cause.”
“Each house is fitted with a "shimmy" - a touch-screen computer that McCloud calls a cross between "an iPad and a parish magazine".”
“They expect to have a cure through a shimmy, which is part of the repair that we will do on the accelerator pedal," he said.”
“Shalhoub and Bartha at one point engage in a conversation reminiscent of an Abbott and Costello routine that features the proper pacing and deserving "shimmy" back and forth with each turn.”
“The custard should "shimmy" a bit when you shake the pan; it will firm up more as it cools.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘shimmy’.
A list generated by Phrontistery
which I wanted to have along with my own lists on Wordnik
The Moves. Do~do~ditty!
Swingin' and boppin' slang-a-lang.
Names of popular or once dances.
Words and phrases from Kenneth Oppel's book, Airborn.
The (not always so) smoovements; scattered, oscillating, jerky, and unpredictable.
I was tragically born with an extra left foot. If I weren't so debilitated, this would be my to-do list.
just the next words that come along
Looking for tweets for shimmy.