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Synonyms for shimmy
ˈʃɪm ishim·my

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  1. shimmyverb


  2. shimmyverb

    To climb something (e.g. a pole) gradually (e.g. using alternately one's arms then one's legs.)


  3. shimmyverb

    To vibrate abnormally, as a broken wheel.


  4. shimmyverb

    To shake the body as if dancing the shimmy.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. shimmynoun

    an abnormal wobble in a motor vehicle (especially in the front wheels)

    "he could feel the shimmy in the steering wheel"

    chemise, slip, teddy, shift

  2. chemise, shimmy, shift, slip, teddynoun

    a woman's sleeveless undergarment

    cutting, berth, trip, faux pas, sack, pillowcase, shift key, miscue, gaffe, transmutation, slickness, duty period, slipperiness, slip of paper, pillow slip, mooring, slick, displacement, gaucherie, parapraxis, chemise, switch, elusion, geological fault, teddy, shifting, sideslip, break, eluding, faulting, moorage, skid, case, teddy bear, fault, shift, fracture, switching, work shift, strip, solecism, transformation, slip, slip-up

  3. shimmyverb

    lively dancing (usually to ragtime music) with much shaking of the shoulders and hips

    chemise, slip, teddy, shift

  4. shimmy, wobbleverb

    tremble or shake

    "His voice wobbled with restrained emotion"

    tilt, wobble, coggle, careen, shift

  5. shimmyverb

    dance a shimmy


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  1. Debbie Allen:

    Twerking has had many names ; it was the shimmy way back, twerking is funny. It's a booty move is what it is, and you could totally link it directly to African dance.

  2. Large Peter Davis:

    Donald Trump saying things on a hot mic or Hilary having a coughing fit and doing a shoulder shimmy. ‘ SNL ’ is reaping all the benefits.

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