Adjective "Shrimp" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Shrimp


    Definition:

    noun, plural shrimps (especially collectively) shrimp for

    1.

    1. any of several small, long-tailed, chiefly marine crustaceans of the decapod suborder Natania, certain species of which are used as food.

    2. Informal. a diminutive or insignificant person.

    verb (used without object)

    3. to catch or try to catch shrimps.

    adjective

    4. (of food) made with or containing shrimp: shrimp salad.

    5. of or relating to shrimp or their catching, processing, and marketing: a shrimp boat.

    Origin:
    shrimp