[ shrim-per ]
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  1. a shrimp fisherman.

  2. a boat used for shrimping.

  1. Informal. a shrimp.

Origin of shrimper

First recorded in 1850–55; shrimp + -er1

Words Nearby shrimper Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use shrimper in a sentence

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

    A Life in Food | John Douglas Marshall | May 28, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • AS she wedded some gigantic shrimper, That sweet mite with whom I loved to play?

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

  • There was no sign of human life to be seen; no boat, or distant sail, or near shrimper.

    Ruth | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • One told what the longshore shrimper had said of finding the body near the fishing-ground known as the Mooragh.

    The Deemster | Hall Caine