shimmy

[ UK /ʃˈɪmi/ ]
[ US /ˈʃɪmi/ ]
NOUN
  1. lively dancing (usually to ragtime music) with much shaking of the shoulders and hips
  2. a woman's sleeveless undergarment
  3. an abnormal wobble in a motor vehicle (especially in the front wheels)
    he could feel the shimmy in the steering wheel
VERB
  1. tremble or shake
    His voice wobbled with restrained emotion
  2. dance a shimmy
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How To Use shimmy In A Sentence

  • When you're that kind of player, it must be so fun to play against no-marks who fall for every stepover, trick, flick and shimmy.
  • There were lots of thrusts and gyrations in the class, which makes sense, since they're burlesquers, but I just don't have the coordination, sadly, to shimmy and walk backward at the same time.
  • Hips will be shimmying and the smoke will be dense at the new restaurant when it opens in the next couple of weeks.
  • He'd shimmy up with a machete, hack them off and let them fall to the ground.
  • I believe that a rider's build affects the potential for shimmy to occur: how heavy is the rider relative to the bike?
  • As she passed him she brought her hands to her hips briefly and gave a quick shimmy. HIDING FROM THE LIGHT
  • By the time flappers showed up in the '20s, opening and closing their knees and swinging their arms in the briefest of outfits, the can-can and the shimmy looked positively quaint.
  • The mechanic informs him that he cannot fix the shimmy.
  • What could be nicer than to shimmy into the Caramel Room, sink into a lovely armchair and match a cake to your purchase?
  • Jimmy Spencer is certainly the man in form and a shimmy past his marker and a chip just over the bar enthralled the crowd.
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