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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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SHIMMIE, n. Also shammie, chamie. The game of Shinty, q.v. (e.Lth. 1897 Scotsman (2 Dec.), chamie; Abd. 1920, shammie), the stick used in the game (Edb. 1930). Cf. car-sham-ye s.v. Car, adj. (4)(e). [′ʃɪme]

[Variant of Shinnie, q.v.]

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"Shimmie n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 29 Mar 2023 <>



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