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1. a thin slip or wedge of metal, wood, etc., for driving into crevices, as between machine parts to compensate for wear, or beneath bedplates, large stones, etc., to level them.

2. A not-nice word for an androgynous looking person. See also: shemale.

3. A seattle based rock band.
1. You just loosen the mounting bolts and slip the shim between the axle and brake backing plate.

2. Wow, you know, I was about to call the person over there a shim, when I remembered that would be fucking mean of me.

3. The shim are my third favourite band.
by Coopface December 02, 2006
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An individual whose gender is unclear to everyone else.
I'm not sure if that person is a she or a him, therefore they must be a shim.
by Coli Oli March 21, 2010
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(n)-A person of anonymous or unconfirmed gender. Usually only applicable to people met online.
by Jon Zamboni July 14, 2005
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Commonly used word for small penis originating in northern Texas.

A person with a small dick.
Person A: "My dick is 1.5 inches hard."
Person B: "You're such a shim."

Person A: "What's the difference between a mosquito and a shim?"
Person B: "You can feel a mosquito when it's in you."
by Chris.Plum.Sen.Nim August 12, 2009
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A mixture of the words him and she. Used to describe someone who has characteristics of both a male and female person.
"His wife is such a shim!"
by Corinne Simpson October 15, 2006
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A gender-neutral direct object pronoun
Unless the protagonist has a high IQ, I have a hard time identifying with shim.
by Linguist6541 April 11, 2009
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