noun, plural shrew·mice.

Origin of shrewmouse

First recorded in 1565–75; shrew2 + mouse Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for shrewmouse

Historical Examples of shrewmouse

  • A shrewmouse broke cover in front of him, followed by its mate.

  • But the shrewmouse had crouched to dodge the shadow of a passing bird, and he saw him no more.

British Dictionary definitions for shrewmouse


noun plural -mice

another name for the shrew, esp the common shrew
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