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English definition of “shrimp”

shrimp

noun [C] (PERSON)    /ʃrɪmp/ (plural shrimps) informal disapproving
an extremely short person Low, short and shallow
(Definition of shrimp noun (PERSON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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