Definition of shimmy verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

shimmy

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈʃɪmi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪmi//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shimmy
BrE BrE//ˈʃɪmi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪmi//
 
he / she / it shimmies
BrE BrE//ˈʃɪmiz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪmiz//
 
past simple shimmied
BrE BrE//ˈʃɪmid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪmid//
 
past participle shimmied
BrE BrE//ˈʃɪmid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪmid//
 
-ing form shimmying
BrE BrE//ˈʃɪmiɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪmiɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] + adv./prep. to dance or move in a way that involves shaking your hips and shoulders She shimmied onto the dance floor. Word Origin early 20th cent.: of unknown origin.
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