Shim vs Shi - What's the difference?

shim | shi |


As a noun shim

is a wedge or shim can be (informal|often|derogatory) a person characterised by both male and female traits, or by ambiguous male-female traits, also called a he-she; transsexual.

As a verb shim

is to fit one or more shims to a piece of machinery.

shim

English

Etymology 1

Originally a piece of iron attached to a plow; sense of “thin piece of wood” from 1723, sense of “thin piece of material used for alignment or support” from 1860.

Noun

(en noun)
  • A wedge.
  • A thin piece of material, sometimes tapered, used for alignment or support.
  • (computing) A small library that transparently intercepts and modifies calls to an API, usually for compatibility purposes.
  • A kind of shallow plow used in tillage to break the ground and clear it of weeds.
  • A small metal device used to pick open a lock.
  • Verb

  • To fit one or more shims to a piece of machinery
  • To adjust something by using shims
  • Etymology 2

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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (informal, often, derogatory) a person characterised by both male and female traits, or by ambiguous male-female traits, also called a he-she; transsexual.
  • * 1998 , Hobart Student Association, The Seneca review:
  • He — or "Shim " (she/him), as film director John Waters called the actor Divine — was as much a paradoxical as a perverse fellow.
  • * 1995 , The Advocate - May 30, 1995 - Page 11:
  • "We call him shim — short for 'she-him.'
  • (informal, often, derogatory) hermaphrodite.
  • References

    Anagrams

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    shi

    English

    Pronoun

    (English Pronouns)
  • (neologism, furry fandom)
  • Synonyms

    * (gender-neutral) (singular) they * (gender-neutral) (neologism) e, ey, ze

    Anagrams

    * * *

    See also

    * other gender-neutral pronouns English third person pronouns ----