shimmy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v shimmy dance a shimmy
    • v shimmy tremble or shake "His voice wobbled with restrained emotion"
    • n shimmy lively dancing (usually to ragtime music) with much shaking of the shoulders and hips
    • n shimmy a woman's sleeveless undergarment
    • n shimmy an abnormal wobble in a motor vehicle (especially in the front wheels) "he could feel the shimmy in the steering wheel"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Shimmy A chemise.
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Quotations

  • Diogenes of Sinope
    Diogenes of Sinope
    “Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves, whistle and dance the shimmy, and you've got an audience.”

Usage

In literature:

Jever notice these low-cut dresses and these thin shimmy-shirts she wears?
"Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
I saw him through the window of my study doing some kind of a shimmy with the shovel.
"Tom Swift and his Electric Locomotive" by Victor Appleton
Mr. MILLS's bombs have put me right off my cast and I can't do the old Shimmy shake either somehow.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, May 28, 1919." by Various
Dat is de frau of Shimmy Duk.
"Snarleyyow" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Ah never wore anything but a cotton dress, a shimmy and draw's.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume IV, Georgia Narratives, Part 1" by Work Projects Administration
She's one who doesn't shake a shimmy on tea, believe me.
"The Day of the Beast" by Zane Grey
Why, that music was enough to make a saint shed his halo and shake a shimmy.
"The Plastic Age" by Percy Marks
You've seen 'em do the shimmy-plus?
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
De girls dressed in shimmys.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
Dat is de frau of Shimmy Duk.
"Snarley-yow" by Frederick Marryat
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In poetry:

If he wrangled the bunch, if he rode gentle strings,
If he topped off the wild ones that shimmy –
If he rode with his leathers through centre fire rings,
Or sat on a double-rigged rimmy.
"Introductory" by Bruce Kiskaddon
He let out a bawl and he went from that spot
Like the ground where he stood had sudden got hot.
He topped that first jump with a shimmy and shake,
Like a-poppin' the head from a live rattlesnake.
"The Ridge-Running Roan" by Curley Fletcher

In news:

Merkel and Sarkozy shimmied toward fiscal union on Tuesday.
King Tuff Shimmies in 'Keep on Movin.
Her friends called her " Shimmy ".
View full size Courtesy photo Shimmy Gray-Miller, a Flint Carman-Ainsworth graduate, was hired this week as the new assistant coach for the Nebraska women's basketball team.
Democrats shimmy , shake to new map, Gonzalez's retirement, Free testing in SA on World AIDS day.
The Julia Child Shimmy PBS.
Zumba can help you shimmy off the pounds.
It was not Shimmy D Biegeleisen's daughter who was getting married, but that was not the kind of detail that could have stopped him from playing an essential role in the festivities.
He hops, shimmies and boogies.
Studio Zumba If you love getting your heart rate up at Zumba classes but can't bear the thought of shimmying in weather that feels like the Amazon Rainforest, find a pool that offers the aquatic version of this class.
Swerve Studio's Shimmy Shape-Up.
Onstage, voluptuous American women, performers who prefer the term "teasers" to strippers, were celebrating the female in all shapes and shimmies and ages.
Walla music scene lets you shimmy with your chardonnay .
CAPITAL DISTRICT — Dancers of the Capital District have shimmied their way to a new spot in Latham.
The new Quiet Hitch by Roadmaster is designed to reduce that disturbing rattle, shake and shimmy caused by bike racks or other hitch accessories.
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