Any one of numerous species of macruran Crustacea belonging to Crangon and various allied genera, having a slender body and long legs. Many of them are used as food. The larger kinds are called also prawns. See Illust. of Decapoda.
In a more general sense, any species of the macruran tribe Caridea, or any species of the order Schizopoda, having a similar form.
In a loose sense, any small crustacean, including some amphipods and even certain entomostracans; as, the fairy shrimp, and brine shrimp. See under Fairy, and Brine.
Figuratively, a little wrinkled man; a dwarf; -- in contempt.
Seafood was always my favorite food. I mean, fried lobster? Come on. Once I found out shrimp, scallops and lobster were my allergic triggers, I had to change my diet. Adrian Peterson
I make some of my best recipes with a simple homemade stock. Keep shrimp shells stored in a plastic bag in the freezer. When you have almost a gallon-bag full, you can make a stock in 30 minutes that you can use in soups and sauces. You can then freeze the stock in ice-cube trays. Emeril Lagasse
When I had a job catering, I catered a wedding for the Smashing Pumpkins bassist in Indiana. And I served Billy Corgan shrimp off a tray. Amy Poehler
A pound of Alaskan king crab legs and buffalo shrimp = happy Travie. Travie McCoy
I'm horrified of lobsters. And shrimp and lobsters are the cockroaches of the ocean. Brooke Burke