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Shrimp meaning in English

Meaning of Shrimp in English

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1. half-pint, peewee, runt, shrimp

disparaging terms for small people

2. prawn, shrimp

any of various edible decapod crustaceans

3. shrimp

small slender-bodied chiefly marine decapod crustaceans with a long tail and single pair of pincers; many species are edible


4. shrimp

fish for shrimp

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any of various chiefly marine decapod crustaceans of the genus Crangon and related genera, having a slender flattened body with a long tail and a single pair of pincers
any of various similar but unrelated crustaceans, such as the opossum shrimp and mantis shrimp
3. Also called: freshwater shrimp
any of various freshwater shrimplike amphipod crustaceans of the genus Gammarus, esp G. pulex
4. Also called: sand shrimp
any of various shrimplike amphipod crustaceans of the genus Gammarus, esp G. locusta
See also opossum shrimp
5. informal
a diminutive person, esp a child
6. (intransitive)
to fish for shrimps

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nounWord forms: plural shrimps or shrimp
any of a large number of small, slender, long-tailed decapods, mostly marine: many are highly valued as food
2.  Informal
a small or insignificant person
verb intransitive
to fish for shrimp

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n. pl. shrimp or shrimps
a. Any of various small, chiefly marine, often edible decapod crustaceans that have a laterally compressed, elongated body with long antennae and long legs used for swimming. The shrimps include species belonging to the superfamily Penaeoidea of the suborder Dendrobranchiata and to the infraorder Caridea of the suborder Pleocyemata.
b. The flesh of one of these crustaceans, used as food.
2. Any of various similar crustaceans, such as a fairy shrimp.
3. Derogatory Slang A person who is small in stature.
intr.v. shrimped, shrimp·ing, shrimps
To fish for shrimp.

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