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

Examples of scampi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The shrimp scampi has a mild creamy sauce that’s topped with four perfectly cooked extra large shrimp., "At family-style A3, Italian-American menu is just right - The Boston Globe," 17 Oct. 2019 Meanwhile, Brenda, 14, and Milagros, 16, watched TV and made their way to the kitchen to help prepare shrimp scampi with 20-year-old Samantha. Caitlin Keating,, "20-Year-Old Takes on Raising Her Five Siblings After Both Parents Die from Cancer," 10 July 2019 Once the product launches, the company will seek certification so that Orthodox Jews and Muslims — certain Muslim groups avoid shellfish — can enjoy a shrimp cocktail, scampi, a po’ boy or ceviche. Washington Post, "Shalt thou eat an Impossible Burger? Religious doctrine scrambles to catch up to new food technology.," 12 Sep. 2019 In its fourth year, the annual Never Ending Pass promotion is so popular that expectations are the Lifetime passes will sell as fast as a bowl of the chain's low-calorie shrimp scampi. Kate Bowers, Fortune, "Olive Garden Carbo-Loads Its Popular Pasta Promotion," 13 Aug. 2019 The shrimp scampi linguini ($24) was light and fresh but somewhat bland. Allyson Reedy, The Know, "Restaurant review: Bettola gives Aurora a date night-perfect Italian bistro," 1 Aug. 2019 The garlic festival was a tradition for them, a place to catch up with friends, to have a signature pepper steak sandwich or scampi, or have a picture taken in front of the 12-foot-tall garlic bulb with the propane flame lighting the top. Los Angeles Times, "A 19-year-old with a semiautomatic rifle shatters Gilroy’s beloved garlic festival, killing 3, including 2 children," 30 July 2019 Next, Minaj and Fallon ordered more food than the pair could possibly eat, including a few whole lobsters, crab legs, garlic shrimp scampi, cajun chicken pasta, fried shrimp, oysters, muscles, fried calamari, steak, and more. Dave Quinn,, "Nicki Minaj Returns to Red Lobster After Being Fired for Dinner Date with Jimmy Fallon," 28 June 2019 Dishes include spicy firecracker shrimp and jumbo shrimp scampi and all-American desserts like red raspberry sorbet, blueberry bread pudding and white chocolate cheesecake. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: 34 places you can eat, drink and hang out this Independence Day," 27 June 2019

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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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The first known use of scampi was in 1925

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“Scampi.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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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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