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- n. The state or quality of being shrimpy.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
But the dictionary suggests that the modern use of “shrimp” for a small person is related more to the smallness of shrimp than to the ancient etymology of shrimpiness.
I love all other (edible) crustaceans, but something about their shrimpiness just grosses me out.
He’ll feed you, and his genes might improve the shrimpiness of your line.