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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Shim"my
A chemise.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Lively dancing (usually to ragtime music) with much shaking of the shoulders and hips
  2. A woman's sleeveless undergarment
  3. An abnormal wobble in a motor vehicle (especially in the front wheels) ("he could feel the shimmy in the steering wheel")
  4. Dance a shimmy
  5. Tremble or shake

Dialectal form of chemise, mistaken for a plural.

  1. A dance movement involving thrusting the shoulders back and forth alternately.
  2. An abnormal vibration, especially in the wheels of a vehicle.
  3. A dance that was popular in the 1920s.
  4. (rare) A sleeveless chemise.

Notable Persons Named Shimmy

Shimmy Marcus is a film director and sound engineer. Shimmy was born in 1966 in Dublin.


Fun Facts about the name Shimmy

  • How unique is the name Shimmy? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Shimmy was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Shimmy: Your name in reverse order is Ymmihs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yhimsm. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Shimmy born Jan 12, 1978

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Poland approximately on 1225. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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