Definition of “shrimp” - English Dictionary

“shrimp” in British English

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uk /ʃrɪmp/ us /ʃrɪmp/

(Definition of “shrimp” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“shrimp” in American English

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us /ʃrɪmp/

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.

(Definition of “shrimp” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)