shrimper

[ shrim-per ]
/ ˈʃrɪm pər /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. shrift,
  2. shrike,
  3. shrill,
  4. shrimp,
  5. shrimp plant,
  6. shrimpfish,
  7. shrine,
  8. shriner,
  9. shrink,
  10. shrink fit

Origin of shrimper

First recorded in 1850–55; shrimp + -er1

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Examples from the Web for shrimper

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