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English definition of “shrimp”

shrimp

noun  /ʃrɪmp/ us  

shrimp noun (ANIMAL)

[C/U] (plural shrimp) a small sea creature with a shell, ten legs, and a long tail, or its flesh eaten as food

shrimp noun (PERSON)

[C] infml a short or small person: It’s hard to believe this sculpted athlete was once a shrimp. Note: This word can be offensive unless you are using it humorously with someone you know well.
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