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shrimp

noun uk   us   /ʃrɪmp/

shrimp noun (ANIMAL)

B1 [C or U] (plural shrimps or shrimp) (UK also prawn) a small sea creature with a thin shell, ten legs, and a long tail, or its flesh eaten as food: shrimp paste

shrimp noun (PERSON)

[C] (plural shrimps) informal disapproving an extremely short person
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