American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various small, chiefly marine decapod crustaceans of the suborder Natantia, many species of which are edible, having a compressed or elongated body with a well-developed abdomen, long legs and antennae, and a long spinelike projection of the carapace.
- n. Any of various similar crustaceans, such as certain isopods and amphipods.
- n. Slang A person regarded as unimportant.
- n. Slang A person who is small in stature.
- v. To fish for shrimp.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To contract; shrink.
- n. A salt-water long-tailed ten-footed crustacean of the family Crangonidæ, and especially of the genus Crangon. C. vulgarisis the common shrimp of Great Britain, about 2 inches long, greenish-gray dotted with brown, of fragile structure, somewhat translucent, and esteemed a delicacy as food. It boils to a brown color, not red as is usual with crustaceans. The shrimps are closely related to prawns, and one of the prawns, Pandalus annulicornis, a British species, is often miscalled
shrimp. The name is also extended to various related crustaceans. Among those bearing this name in the United States are some Gammaridæ, as Gammarus fasciatus; species of Pandalus, as P. annulicornis, the deep-water shrimp, and P. danæ, which is dried in California for exportation to China; the river-shrimp, Palæmon ohionis; and Penæus brasiliensis of the Carolinas, Florida, etc. See also cut under Gammarus.
- n. A little wrinkled person; a dwarfish creature; a manikin: in contempt.
- To catch or fish for shrimps.
- n. any of many swimming, often edible crustaceans, with slender legs, long whiskers and long abdomens
- n. uncountable the flesh of the crustaceans
- n. slang a small, puny or unimportant person
- v. intransitive to fish for shrimp
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To contract; to shrink.
- n. Any one of numerous species of macruran Crustacea belonging to Crangon and various allied genera, having a slender body and long legs. Many of them are used as food. The larger kinds are called also prawns. See
- n. In a more general sense, any species of the macruran tribe Caridea, or any species of the order Schizopoda, having a similar form.
- n. In a loose sense, any small crustacean, including some amphipods and even certain entomostracans. See under fairy, and brine.
- n. Figuratively, a little wrinkled man; a dwarf; -- in contempt.
- v. fish for shrimp
- n. any of various edible decapod crustaceans
- n. disparaging terms for small people
- n. small slender-bodied chiefly marine decapod crustaceans with a long tail and single pair of pincers; many species are edible
- Middle English schrimpe ‘shrimp, puny person’, from Proto-Germanic *skrimpaz (compare Middle High German schrimpf ‘scratch’, Norwegian skramp ‘thin horse, thin man’), from *skrimpanan (compare Old English scrimman ‘to shrink’, Middle High German schrimpfen ‘to shrink, dry up’, Swedish skrympa ‘to shrink’), from Proto-Indo-European *skremb, *skr̥mb (compare Lithuanian skrembti ‘to crust over, stiffen’). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English shrimpe, possibly of Low German origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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