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Shimmy   /ʃˈɪmi/   Listen
Shimmy

noun
1.
An abnormal wobble in a motor vehicle (especially in the front wheels).
2.
A woman's sleeveless undergarment.  Synonyms: chemise, shift, slip, teddy.
3.
Lively dancing (usually to ragtime music) with much shaking of the shoulders and hips.






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"Shimmy" Quotes from Famous Books



... Cabello coffees come across the thirty-mile gulf to the westward from the port of Tucacas, in a little steamer called the Barquisimento, which is famous all along the coast as the "cocktail shaker." C.H. Stewart[324] solemnly asserts that "Barky" can do the "shimmy" when lying at anchor ...
— All About Coffee • William H. Ukers



Words linked to "Shimmy" :   dancing, vibrate, shoulder strap, terpsichore, trip the light fantastic, dance, unmentionable, strap, trip the light fantastic toe, saltation, undergarment, social dancing



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