shrimp
1. noun
a) any of many small decapod crustaceans, of the infraorders Caridea, many of which are edible
b) the flesh of the crustaceans
2. verb
to fish for shrimp

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  • Shrimp — Shrimp, n. [OE. shrimp; probably so named from its shriveled appearance. See {Shrimp}, v.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of macruran Crustacea belonging to {Crangon} and various allied genera, having a slender body and long legs.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shrimp — 〈[ʃrı̣mp] m. 6; meist Pl.〉 Krabbe (1); oV Schrimp [engl.] * * * Shrimp [ʃrɪmp ], Schrimp, der; s, s <meist Pl.> [engl. shrimp, zu aengl. scrimman = sich winden]: kleine Krabbe; ↑ 1Granat. * * * Shrimp [ʃrɪmp], der; s, s <meist Pl.>… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • shrimp — [shrimp] n. pl. shrimps or shrimp [ME schrimpe, shrimp, puny person < base of OE scrimman (akin to obs. Ger schrimpfen, to shrink, dry up) < IE * (s)kremb , to turn, twist, shrink < base * (s)ker , to turn] 1. any of a large number of… …   English World dictionary

  • shrimp|y — «SHRIHM pee», adjective. 1. of or like shrimp: »a shrimpy smell. 2. filled with shrimp; full of shrimp: »shrimpy waters, a shrimpy gulf. 3. Figurative. small or insignificant; puny: »a shrimpy young man …   Useful english dictionary

  • shrimp — [ ʃrımp ] noun count 1. ) a small SHELLFISH (=an ocean animal with a hard shell around it) with a lot of legs. a ) a shrimp eaten as food: shrimp cocktail 2. ) INFORMAL an insulting word for someone who is very small …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shrimp — shrimp·er; shrimp·ish; shrimp; …   English syllables

  • shrimp|er — «SHRIHM puhr», noun. 1. a person whose business or work is catching or selling shrimp. 2. a shrimp boat …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shrimp — Shrimp, v. t. [Cf. AS. scrimman to dry up, wither, MHG. schrimpfen to shrink, G. schrumpfen, Dan. skrumpe, skrumpes, Da. & Sw. skrumpen shriveled. Cf. {Scrimp}, {Shrink}, {Shrivel}.] To contract; to shrink. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shrimp — [ʃrımp] n plural shrimp or shrimps 1.) a small sea creature that you can eat, which has ten legs and a soft shell British Equivalent: prawn 2.) someone who is very small used humorously …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Shrimp — [ʃ...] der; s, s (meist Plur.) <aus gleichbed. engl. shrimp zu altengl. scrimman »sich winden«> kleine, essbare Garnele, Nordseekrabbe …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Shrimp — Shrimp, s. Garnelen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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