an American ragtime dance marked by shaking of the hips and shoulders.
excessive wobbling in the front wheels of a motor vehicle.
to dance the shimmy.
to shake, wobble, or vibrate.
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How to use shimmy in a sentence
As she gyrated and shimmied at the VMAs on Sunday night, Taylor Swift did not seem like a person under attack.
In a tucked-in black t-shirt and slacks, the seemingly average Joe shimmied and shaked to the bassline.Future Islands Frontman Samuel T. Herring on Their 11-Year Journey to Letterman and Viral Stardom | Marlow Stern | April 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ringo clapped; Yoko flashed peace signs; Steven Tyler tumbled for ya; Beyoncé shimmied; and Katy Perry threw “Roar” punches.The Grammys Train Wreck: An Insult to Lou Reed, Hip-Hop, and Good Taste | Marlow Stern | January 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Each in a return splash shimmied the dinghy making for a resurgence of what, until now, had been a barely muted panic.The Land of Look Behind | Paul Cameron Brown
British Dictionary definitions for shimmy
an American ragtime dance with much shaking of the hips and shoulders
abnormal wobbling motion in a motor vehicle, esp in the front wheels or steering
to dance the shimmy
to vibrate or wobble
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