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Definition 1: lively dancing (usually to ragtime music) with much shaking of the shoulders and hips - [noun denoting act]

(shimmy is a kind of ...) dancing as part of a social occasion

Definition 2: a woman's sleeveless undergarment - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for shimmy in the sense of this definition

(shimmy is a kind of ...) a garment worn under other garments

(shimmy is a part of ...) a band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag

Definition 3: an abnormal wobble in a motor vehicle (especially in the front wheels) - [noun denoting event]

Samples where shimmy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he could feel the shimmy in the steering wheel

(shimmy is a kind of ...) an unsteady rocking motion

Definition 4: dance a shimmy - [verb of creation]

(shimmy is a kind of ...) move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance

"My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"

(shimmy belongs to category ...) taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

Definition 5: tremble or shake - [verb of motion]

Samples where shimmy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His voice wobbled with restrained emotion

Synonyms for shimmy in the sense of this definition

(shimmy is a kind of ...) shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner

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