Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun shimmy

3 senses of shimmy

Sense 1
shimmy -- (an abnormal wobble in a motor vehicle (especially in the front wheels); "he could feel the shimmy in the steering wheel")
       => wobble -- (an unsteady rocking motion)

Sense 2
chemise, shimmy, shift, slip, teddy -- (a woman's sleeveless undergarment)
       => undergarment, unmentionable -- (a garment worn under other garments)

Sense 3
shimmy -- (lively dancing (usually to ragtime music) with much shaking of the shoulders and hips)
       => social dancing -- (dancing as part of a social occasion)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb shimmy

2 senses of shimmy

Sense 1
shimmy, wobble -- (tremble or shake; "His voice wobbled with restrained emotion")
       => vibrate -- (shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner)

Sense 2
shimmy -- (dance a shimmy)
       => dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe -- (move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio")

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