Definition of 'shrimp'

See related content

French Translation of "shrimp"
French Translation of "shrimp"
Word lists "crustacean"
Word lists "crustacean"
Pronunciation Playlists
Pronunciation Playlists
Word of the day : daric
Word of the day : daric
Spanish Translation of "shrimp"
Spanish Translation of "shrimp"
NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar

Image of 'shrimp'

picture of shrimp
© Alex Staroseltsev, shutterstock

Example sentences containing 'shrimp'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Pour the melted butter over ramekins of potted shrimps to act as a butter seal. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Good too with prawns or brown shrimps. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Salmon on rye and potted shrimps. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Go for the famous local oysters, and stay for the equally delicious potted shrimp. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The shrimp and the fish are filling fishermen's nets again. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It was five little pieces of fish, shrimps and bits of veg. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Then add the shrimps and cook for another 30 seconds. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If you want to cheat, you could melt bought potted shrimps over the top of each fish. Times, Sunday Times (2009)My lobster and brown shrimp ravioli was sensational; or you can have a big slab of halibut with sauvignon blanc cream. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The tiny brown shrimps are splendid on toast, spread on a grilled sole or turned through a white risotto at the end of cooking. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If you can't find brown shrimps, cheat by buying a tub of potted shrimps. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Reduce the heat to medium, add the shrimp paste and green chillies and sauté for 1 minute. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Add half the butter, and once it has melted, add the brown shrimps and the cayenne pepper to the pan. The Sun (2016)A Canadian study of 200 people found that a mixture of shrimp and shellfish could help lower cholesterol. The Sun (2009)

Word Lists

crustacean, seafood

Trends of 'shrimp'

Used Occasionally. shrimp is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage over:

Translations for 'shrimp'

British English: shrimp /ʃrɪmp/ NOUN
Shrimps are small shellfish with long tails and many legs.
Add the shrimps and cook for 30 seconds.
  • American English: shrimp
  • Arabic: جَمْبَرِي
  • Brazilian Portuguese: camarão
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: kozice
  • Czech: garnát
  • Danish: reje
  • Dutch: garnaal
  • European Spanish: camarón
  • Finnish: katkarapu
  • French: crevette
  • German: Garnele
  • Greek: γαρίδα
  • Italian: gamberetto
  • Japanese: 小エビ
  • Korean: 새우
  • Norwegian: (liten) reke
  • Polish: krewetka
  • European Portuguese: camarão
  • Romanian: crevetă
  • Russian: креветка
  • Spanish: camarón
  • Swedish: räka
  • Thai: กุ้ง
  • Turkish: ufak karides
  • Ukrainian: креветка
  • Vietnamese: con tôm


Definition of shrimp from the Collins English Dictionary
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
The moon is at the forefront of our minds as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step’ on 20th July, 1969. This month, we’ve been exploring lunar terminology, as well as looking at how the moon has woven itself into the fabric of our everyday language.
Read more
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
Read more
Collins English Dictionary Apps
Download our English Dictionary apps - available for both iOS and Android.
Read more
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Read more
Word lists
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Read more
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Read more
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Read more
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access