noun, plural shim·mies.
verb (used without object), shim·mied, shim·my·ing.
Origin of shimmy
Examples from the Web for shimmied
Contemporary Examples of shimmied
As she gyrated and shimmied at the VMAs on Sunday night, Taylor Swift did not seem like a person under attack.Why We Should Hate 'Haters Gonna Hate'
August 25, 2014
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
April 3, 2014
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
January 27, 2014
noun plural -mies
verb -mies, -mying or -mied (intr)
Word Origin for shimmy
"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.