Translation of shimmy in Spanish:

shimmy

shimmy, n.

Pronunciation /ˈʃɪmi//ˈʃɪmi/

nounPlural shimmies

  • 1

    (dance)
    shimmy masculine
    • The 1920s, self-evidently, were the era of the bottle party and the Bright Young Things, the Charleston and the shimmy, cigarette holders and mock Tudor.
    • Stripping and teasing, as well as dancing and prancing, began in the Jazz Age of the 1920s, when black performers became famous for doing the shimmy.
    • I think we all also felt sadness when Antoine announced this week that he would no longer be doing the shimmy.
    • By the time flappers showed up in the '20s, opening and closing their knees and swinging their arms in the briefest of outfits, the can-can and the shimmy looked positively quaint.
    • "If this was a shimmy competition you'd win first prize, but it's not," one of the judges said.
    • It is an indescribably fast and furious combination of the slide, slop, funky chicken, mashed potato, camel walk, shimmy, applejack and quiver.
    • "I suppose that is why you work with so many plays," said Charlotte, "showing everyone the proper way to do a shimmy or a waltz."
    • After trouble teaching her the shimmy, he described his challenge to the camera: "Bristol is really shy, she's never performed in front of anybody and she's only in the public eye because of her mom."
    • She did the shimmy all across her room, then she looked back to Greg.
    • Ever get the urge to do the shimmy or the shake?
    • Her revue included vernacular forms like the shimmy, black bottom, shorty George and the cakewalk.
    • The shimmy was named dance of the year.
    • In less than two years she had won 84 cups in nightclub contests for dancing the Charleston, or by imitating Bee Jackson, the shimmy expert.
  • 2

    Motor vehicles
    vibración feminine
    • The oversized top tubes also helped reduce the possibly of the shimmy occurring.
    • Relaxing your arms through it helps to dampen it and pinch the top tube with your knees if it gets out of control, this stopped the shimmy completely in my case.
    • Passing 120 knots, with an abort speed of 133 knots, I felt an increase in the nose wheel shimmy on my jet.
    • The exception is if you have a shimmy in your front end.
    • What can I do to minimize shimmy with the frame and fork that I have?
    • Whenever he drives too fast - whenever the needle on his speedometer goes above 40 - the car develops a dangerous shimmy.
    • The mechanic informs him that he cannot fix the shimmy.
    • Now there is barely a hint of scuttle shake, and the odd shimmy and wobble you do still sense is no worse than in many saloons.
    • You are confusing shimmy with stability.
    • Sometimes, I have cured mild shimmy in a frame by changing out the fork, but many times, it has not worked.
    • Except for changing forks to get a longer rake, none of your other suggestions will help me eliminate the shimmy unless I get a new frame.
    • I believe that a rider's build affects the potential for shimmy to occur: how heavy is the rider relative to the bike?
    • When I ride the bike unloaded, I don't experience shimmy.
    • Since I reinstalled it, the boat has had a wicked shimmy.
    • He had a bad crash while descending at 45 mph when he lost control due to front wheel shimmy.
    • Taxi back to the shop to have the damper serviced before flight anytime you experience a shimmy.
    • And as you suggest, a rider may eliminate shimmy by changing his position (fore / aft weight distribution) on the bike.
    • Greater fork trail gives the bike greater stability, but it does not necessarily reduce shimmy.
    • If I strap my 10-pound mechanic's bag to the top of the rear rack, then the shimmy is so bad that hands free riding at any speed is out of the question.
    • I just want to add my two-cent opinion to the subject of front-end shimmy.
  • 3US informal

    (chemise)
    vestido suelto masculine
    • Even though people called her poor and trash, she wore her red shimmy and smiled and studied like every other student.
    • We never wore our own clothes while we were there - we only wore a shimmy and a grey frock and one petticoat, made of the same as the frock, but no flannel petticoat or drawers.

intransitive verbshimmied, shimmying, shimmies

  • 1

    Motor vehicles
    vibrar
    • A frame that will not shimmy for a light rider often will shimmy under a heavier rider.
    • However, when I throw my rear panniers on and ride the bike at higher speeds, the bike will shimmy if I remove my hands from the bars.
    • I knew how the steering wheel felt, always shimmying a little under your hands because there was no way you could keep the front end aligned.
    • It is not an indicator of instability; even though the bike is highly unstable when shimmying, it can be an extremely stable bike just a few miles per hour slower.
    • Now road cars don't like circuits; they tend to behave like hysterical drag queens shrieking and shimmying through simple manoeuvres.
    • Plus, with its magical smoothness, it's unflappable in bumpy corners, carving where other bikes are bouncing and shimmying.
  • 2

    (dance)
    bailar el shimmy
    • He sambas, he shimmies, and he specialises in fast-footwork moves that delight the audience.
    • For the last minute, Clarence had been lying on his back, shimmying and kicking his legs, almost as if he was listening to James Brown and dancing, but upside down.
    • Dancers shimmied and the crowds waved club flags and banners.
    • Their sound is a suave, swaying, elegant indie that you just can't help shimmying to.
    • Tasha pulled me into a tight circle and started shimmying.
    • With the shimmying dance hall regulars of A Duke for the 90s, Washington creates compelling, identifiable characters.
    • There are no Prohibition era shimmying jazz babes here.
    • He gyrates, shimmies, shakes his ass.
    • Constantine shimmied until beads of perspiration gathered on his shiny forehead.
    • As dancers shaked and shimmied, newcomers to the carnival lifted the crown for best in procession, best new entrant and best display band.
    • She stopped and started shimmying to the music.
    • Thanks to shows like this, it is becoming increasingly less intimidating to shimmy on down to that dance floor.
    • He shimmies and shakes, and tap-dances like a vaudeville pro across the bar and cabaret stage.
    • You will catch your mother shimmying to it.
    • For two 50-minute sets the crowd shrugged and shimmied to the rhythm of a more blithe and brilliant era.
    • Five slithery dancers shimmy as a singer in a leopard-print tuxedo belts out an energetic version of Prince's "Cream."
    • Rather like an old vaudeville hoofer, they must shimmy and shake with one eye one the audience and another on the white cane lurking in the wings.