Etymology
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shimmy (v.)

"do a suggestive dance," 1918, perhaps via phrase shake the shimmy, which is possibly from shimmy (n.), a U.S. dialectal form of chemise (mistaken as a plural; compare shammy) first recorded 1837. Or perhaps the verb is related to shimmer (v.) via a notion of glistening light. Transferred sense of "vibration of a motor vehicle" is from 1925. Related: Shimmied; shimmying. As a noun, the name of a popular, fast, suggestive pre-flapper dance, by 1919.

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Definitions of shimmy
1
shimmy (n.)
an abnormal wobble in a motor vehicle (especially in the front wheels);
he could feel the shimmy in the steering wheel
shimmy (n.)
a woman's sleeveless undergarment;
Synonyms: chemise / shift / slip / teddy
shimmy (n.)
lively dancing (usually to ragtime music) with much shaking of the shoulders and hips;
2
shimmy (v.)
tremble or shake;
Synonyms: wobble
shimmy (v.)
dance a shimmy;
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