a shrimp fisherman.
a boat used for shrimping.
Informal. a shrimp.

Origin of shrimper

First recorded in 1850–55; shrimp + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for shrimper

Contemporary Examples of shrimper

  • “I remember going out with a shrimper after Katrina, a real Bubba Gump moment,” Severson says.

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    John Douglas Marshall

    May 28, 2010

Historical Examples of shrimper

  • He was evidently a fisherman or a shrimper, and his movements had all the strangeness of some long-legged aquatic bird.