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