- The definition of shimmy is a 1920s jazz dance where you shake or wiggle, or is abnormal shaking.
- A fancy little ragtime dance that involves shaking your body is an example of a shimmy.
- When a car's wheels start to vibrate, this is an example of ashimmy.
- Shimmy is defined as shaking abnormally, doing a dance where you shake, or move effortlessly.
- When a front automobile wheel shakes at high speed, this is an example of shimmy.
- When a 1920s jazz dancer shakes her body, this is an example of a shimmy.
- When you sashay down a fashion runway as a model, this is an example of when you shimmy.
Origin of shimmy; from chemise misunderstood as pluralSlang a chemise
Origin of shimmy< phr. to shake a shimmy
- 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
- to dance the shimmy
- to shake, vibrate, or wobble
- Abnormal vibration or wobbling, as of the wheels of an automobile.
- A dance popular in the 1920s, characterized by rapid shaking of the body.
- A chemise.
intransitive verbshim·mied, shim·my·ing, shim·mies
- To vibrate or wobble abnormally.
- To shake the body in or as if in dancing the shimmy.
Origin of shimmyPerhaps from shimmy, alteration of chemise.
(third-person singular simple present shimmies, present participle shimmying, simple past and past participle shimmied)