Turkish pronunciation şîm
Etymology [ 'shim ] (noun.) 1860. Unknown; from Kent.“” in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001“” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online. 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.