Pronunciation: (shrimp), [key]
—n., pl. shrimps, (esp. collectively) shrimp for 1,
1. any of several small, long-tailed, chiefly marine crustaceans of the decapod suborder Natania, certain species of which are used as food.
2. Informal.a diminutive or insignificant person.
to catch or try to catch shrimps.
1. (of food) made with or containing shrimp: shrimp salad.
2. of or pertaining to shrimp or their catching, processing, and marketing: a shrimp boat.
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