An exclamation, of surprise or otherwise. This phrase originated from when the water or a canon would hit the ship, and the ship would shake. Hence, shivering, and timbers being the actual ship.
Shiver me timbers, ya bilge rat! Get out of me rum!
by Julie Raven July 22, 2006
An exclamation, of surprise or otherwise. This phrase originated from when the water or a canon would hit the ship, and the ship would shake. Hence, shivering, and timbers being the actual ship.

Shiver me timbers, ya bilge rat! Get out of me rum!
by Julie Raven August 06, 2006
Pirate for "shake my bones". Used during times of crises like, bad storms, pillaging gone wrong or seeing an ugly wench. Generally a non-wuss way of saying "I'm a-scared!"
Well shiver me timbers, that wench is makin' my zemmiphobia flair up, yarrrg!!!
by Detroflem J. March 06, 2006
What most people don't know is that the pirate saying "shiver me timbers" actually means to "brake the boat". You see timber is obviously wood. The word shiver is to break or split, also referring to a fragment or splinter. In other words "split my wood". This term would most likely be used in an attack from another pirate ship. It does not mean the following: getting laid, an exclamation of surprise, or that you are cold. However most people do use it as an exclamation of surprise.
Come on ye Scallywags' break out yar cannon's Shiver me timbers!!
by Imapirateduh January 25, 2007
Suck my balls.
Hey babe, I like it when you shiver me timbers...
by ZuZu Blackstone September 04, 2011
Pirate lingo: To go about getting oneself laid.
I'm gonna go see Mindy tonight and shiver me timbers.
by Kuno May 20, 2005

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