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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Lively dancing (usually to ragtime music) with much shaking of the shoulders and hips; A woman's sleeveless undergarment; An abnormal wobble in a motor vehicle (especially in the front wheels) Tremble or shake.

Usage examples (34)
  • He could feel the shimmy in the steering wheel
  • At the cash register, Roy cracked a package of pennies like an egg and let the coins shimmy into the bowl of the money drawer.
  • This technology senses for irregularity in wheel balance and the related steering wheel vibration - or "shimmy" - it can cause.
  • "They expect to have a cure through a shimmy, which is part of the repair that we will do on the accelerator pedal," he said. for more
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