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"shrimp" in British English

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shrimpnoun

uk   us   /ʃrɪmp/
(Definition of shrimp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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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