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Meaning & Definition of Shrimp in English

English

Shrimp

/ʃrɪmp/

noun

1. Disparaging terms for small people

    synonym:
  • runt
  • ,
  • shrimp
  • ,
  • peewee
  • ,
  • half-pint

2. Any of various edible decapod crustaceans

    synonym:
  • prawn
  • ,
  • shrimp

3. Small slender-bodied chiefly marine decapod crustaceans with a long tail and single pair of pincers

  • Many species are edible
    synonym:
  • shrimp

verb

1. Fish for shrimp

    synonym:
  • shrimp

Examples of using

This chick is like a shrimp: I like everything about her but her head.