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Meaning of shrimp

shrimp

Pronunciation: (shrimp), [key]
— n., pl. v., adj. shrimps, shrimp
—n.
  1. any of several small, long-tailed, chiefly marine crustaceans of the decapod suborder Natania, certain species of which are used as food.
  2. a diminutive or insignificant person.
—v.i.
  1. to catch or try to catch shrimps.
—adj.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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