Operations were slowed so a team of eight technicians could shimmy up the ship to tighten up the cables.
Ah never wore anything but a cotton dress, a shimmy and draw's.
Why, Aunt Caroline, he doesn't know any more about theology than you do about dancing the shimmy.
The leader of the band danced a sort of shimmy as he marched, at the same time tootling on a flute.
Rather than call it shimmy, resume the use of the old English words shift and smock.
She sees herself in the mirror of the dressing-table and commences to shimmy enthusiastically.
He had even been known to dive under the water and shimmy up a tree that was reflected there.
Why, that music was enough to make a saint shed his halo and shake a shimmy.
"I want Kieth's sister to show us what the shimmy is," demanded one young man with a broad grin.
"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; cf. 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.
(also shimmy shirt) A woman's chemise: to persuade the young matron to doff her wet shimmy
[1837+; fr chemise]
: I wish that I could shimmy like my sister Kate (1918+)
Chemin de fer: a ''shimmy'' (chemin de fer) table (1960s+ Gambling)