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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



... law-school—or even finishing high school. I don't want to go to college 'specially. Honest, there's lot of fellows that have graduated from colleges that don't begin to make as much money as fellows that went to work early. Old Shimmy Peters, that teaches Latin in the High, he's a what-is-it from Columbia and he sits up all night reading a lot of greasy books and he's always spieling about the 'value of languages,' and the poor soak doesn't make ...
— Babbitt • Sinclair Lewis



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



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