noun, plural shim·mies.
verb (used without object), shim·mied, shim·my·ing.
Origin of shimmy
Examples from the Web for shimmied
As she gyrated and shimmied at the VMAs on Sunday night, Taylor Swift did not seem like a person under attack.
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|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for shimmied
noun plural -mies
verb -mies, -mying or -mied (intr)
Word Origin for shimmy
Word Origin and History for shimmied
"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.