scam·​pi | \ ˈskam-pē How to pronounce scampi (audio) , ˈskäm-\
plural scampi

Definition of scampi

: a usually large shrimp also : large shrimp prepared with a garlic-flavored sauce

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The food emphasizes creative takes on Italian classics, like a scampi crudo with artichoke hearts and burrata, cacio e pepe pasta with sea urchin, and pork with celery and cherries soaked in Armagnac. Laura Itzkowitz, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Rome," 5 Mar. 2018 For today's Desperation Dinners, Kevin from Closet Cooking presents a classic: shrimp scampi with pasta. Kim Walker, Woman's Day, "Desperation Dinners: Shrimp Scampi," 14 July 2010 Customers’ beseeching Wakeling to add shrimp scampi to his summer fare is paying off. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Ciao Ristorante is Italian food with the ultimate Sicilian twist," 3 July 2018 On the menu: Among the eight appetizers are crab cakes in puffed pastry, spinach and artichoke dip, and shrimp scampi. Myrna Petlicki, Lake County News-Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Reflections Restaurant & Lounge in Lake Villa," 7 July 2018 Daily Catch is known for seafood, and the choices are scrawled on a chalkboard on the wall — mussels marinara, shrimp scampi, fried calamari. Kara Baskin,, "How to eat like a local in the North End," 3 July 2018 Fish dishes include salmon oreganato and shrimp scampi. Donald Liebenson,, "Viaggio brings new life to Highland Park location," 9 May 2018 Sometimes, scampi is served over al dente spaghetti as an entrée. Linda Giuca And Christopher Prosperi,, "Scampi Recipe Lightens Up With Orzo And Peas," 5 Apr. 2018 Voices rising to a rowdy pitch, couples squeeze into leather booths on a Wednesday to gorge on fork-tender meatballs (best in town), buttery scampi, and spicy fried potatoes diavola. Garrett Snyder, Los Angeles Magazine, "The 10 Best New Restaurants of 2017," 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of scampi

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scampi

Italian, plural of scampo, a European lobster

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English Language Learners Definition of scampi

US : a dish of large shrimp prepared with a garlic-flavored sauce
British : large shrimp that are often breaded and fried

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