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Shih Tzu any of a breed of very small dog native to China, having long hair, a short muzzle, and a hairy tail that curves forward.
Shiite a member of the Shiah sect of Islam, which does not accept the Sunna as authoritative and considers Muhammad's son-in-law Ali to be the legitimate successor to Muhammad. (Cf. Sunnite.)
shikari in India, a person who hunts large game, esp. one who serves as a professional guide.
shiksa (usu. derogatory) a non-Jewish woman or girl.
shill an accomplice of a swindler or vendor, who feigns an enthusiastic interest in the goods or deal being offered in order to convince unsuspecting customers to buy or enter into the deal. [4 definitions]
shillelagh in Ireland, a club, esp. of blackthorn or oak wood; cudgel.
shilling the chief monetary unit of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda, equaling one hundred cents. [3 definitions]
shilly-shally to be indecisive; waver; vacillate; hesitate.
shim a thin wedge or slip of wood, metal, or other material inserted to level something, or to make parts, as of a door frame or machine, fit better. [2 definitions]
shimmer to shine with a soft wavering light. [3 definitions]
shimmery gleaming with a soft, wavering light.
shimmy an abnormal vibration or wobbling, as in an automobile's front wheels. [4 definitions]
shin1 the front part of the leg between the knee and ankle. [3 definitions]
shin2 the name of the twenty-second letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
shinbone the tibia.
shindig (informal) a large or elaborate party.
shine to give forth or glow with either emitted or reflected light. [10 definitions]
shiner one that shines. [3 definitions]
shingle a thin, flat piece of wood or other building material that is attached in overlapping rows to cover the roof or sides of a building. [3 definitions]
shingles (used with a sing. or pl. verb) a painful viral skin disease that afflicts nerve tissue and causes eruptions of blisters.
shining emitting or casting back light; radiant. [2 definitions]