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Synonyms for shimmy

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

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a woman's sleeveless undergarment

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

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tremble or shake


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Black and white Shimmy and her five kittens - Jive, Shuffle, Harlem, Dougie and Charleston - are now being cared for round the clock by Cramar staff, in Hopwood.
Shimmy Mehta spends 7 days per week and most of his time rallying his team and board members to get donations, meeting with potential sponsors, and creating awareness about his cause to help children with chronic illnesses.
When I began developing the Swimmin' Shimmy fly a few years back, his pattern was my inspiration.
Marquez) shimmy and bounce their way through tunes slight (``My Boyfriend's Back,'' ``Wishin' and Hopin''') and weightier (``The Beat Goes On'').
Q:] Three novelists eat a vast and sumptuous dinner, complete with several bottles of terrific wine and more oysters than you can shimmy your jimmy at.
They aim to shimmy their way into the mainstream while giving belly dancing legitimacy and respect.
Adding a shimmy is a fun and invigorating accentuation to your dance.
The main page assembles itself as a set of overlapping images that shimmy around when you run the cursor across them.
Shimmy Shimmer Illuminating powder allows a natural glow all year long and the new Cooling Shimmer stick is a face and body illuminating cream.
Shimmy, born in 1837, means a chemise, or (short for shimmy-shake) a jazz dance characterized by a shaking of the body from the shoulders down; it can also identify an abnormal vibration, especially in the front end of an automobile.
The Boy Who Loved To Shim-Sham Shimmy by author/illustrator M.
It added a steering damper to reduce drift and shimmy and improve the on-center feel of the steering, and beefed up the bushings that isolate the front and rear subframes from the body to both enhance handling and reduce NVH.
At least some such particles, when inhaled into the nose, shimmy up the nerve bundle that governs smell and infiltrate the central nervous system, bypassing the natural firewall between brain tissue and the main circulatory system, new research suggests.
Dancing with Aunt Janey" is one of the many poems where jazz becomes the canvas upon which the poet paints a portrait of his early life, where people are forces of nature: "Aunt Janey, in a tight black dress on New Years Day, / was doing the shimmy and dancing / the black bottom / as her enormous buttocks whipped about / like the black and starless night sky / in late, windblown March.
SHIMMY into summer at Western Leisure Centre in Cardiff with the Pop Stars dance classes, which are being held on Thursday, August 22.