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Noun: shimmy  shi-mee
  1. An abnormal wobble in a motor vehicle (especially in the front wheels)
    "he could feel the shimmy in the steering wheel"
  2. A woman's sleeveless undergarment
    - chemise, shift, slip, teddy
  3. Lively dancing (usually to ragtime music) with much shaking of the shoulders and hips
Verb: shimmy  shi-mee
  1. Tremble or shake
    "His voice shimmied with restrained emotion";
    - wobble
  2. (dancing) dance a shimmy

Derived forms: shimmying, shimmies, shimmied

Type of: dance, social dancing, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, undergarment, unmentionable, vibrate, wobble

Encyclopedia: Shimmy