shrimp Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “shrimp” in the English Dictionary

"shrimp" in British English

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shrimpnoun

uk   us   /ʃrɪmp/

shrimp noun (ANIMAL)

B1 UK [C or U] (plural shrimps or shrimp) a very ​smallseacreaturesimilar to a prawn but ​smaller, or ​itsflesheaten as ​food: shrimp ​paste US (UK prawn) [C or U] (plural shrimps or shrimp) a ​smallseacreature with a ​shell and ten ​legs, that can be ​eaten: grilled shrimp

shrimp noun (PERSON)

[C] (plural shrimps) informal disapproving an ​extremelyshortperson
(Definition of shrimp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shrimp" in American English

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shrimpnoun

 us   /ʃrɪmp/

shrimp noun (ANIMAL)

[C/U] (plural shrimp) a ​smallseacreature with a ​shell, ten ​legs, and a ​longtail, or ​itsflesheaten as ​food

shrimp noun (PERSON)

[C] infml a ​short or ​smallperson: It’s hard to ​believe this ​sculptedathlete was ​once a shrimp. Note: This word can be offensive unless you are using it humorously with someone you know well.
(Definition of shrimp from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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