[ skam-pee, skahm- ]
/ ˈskæm pi, ˈskɑm- /
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noun, plural scam·pi.Italian Cooking.
a large shrimp or prawn.
a dish of shrimp or prawns grilled or sautéed in oil or butter and garlic.
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Origin of scampi
1920–25; <Italian, plural of scampo
Words nearby scampi
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How to use scampi in a sentence
Better still are scampi, a kind of small crawfish, rather like tenderer and sweeter langouste.A Wanderer in Venice|E.V. Lucas
British Dictionary definitions for scampi
/ (ˈskæmpɪ) /
(usually functioning as singular) large prawns, usually eaten fried in breadcrumbs
Word Origin for scampi
Italian: plural of scampo shrimp, of obscure origin
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