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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Recent Examples on the Web Shrimp scampi, paella, shrimp cocktails, and dumplings just scratch the surface. Saveur Editors, Saveur, "Our 50 Best Shrimp Recipes Will Turn You Into a Seafood Master," 26 May 2020 His recipe repertoire is diverse and includes lumpia, lobster garlic noodles, bulgogi, shrimp scampi, tomato vodka pasta, fried rice and cinnamon roll waffles. Los Angeles Times, "How Newton Nguyen is inspiring a young generation of home chefs," 7 May 2020 Shrimp scampi came out creamy and lithe, with fat coraled shrimp. Mike Sutter,, "Dining critic Mike Sutter on what it’s like to eat out on San Antonio restaurants’ reopening day, at Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano," 1 May 2020 Family Meal Deal for four includes chicken breast, shrimp, salmon, fish, sirloin, all served with cheddar bay biscuits, and two family size sides; family size shrimp, Cajun chicken or crab linguine alfredo scampi served with cheddar bay biscuits. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Mother's Day is different this year. Here are 12+ restaurants offering specials for mom," 4 May 2020 Its full-service restaurant, the Bare Buns Cafe, serves flank steak and shrimp scampi, while a bar called the Butt Hutt, decorated with license plates and string lights, offers naked karaoke and open-mic nights. Priya Krishna, New York Times, "The Joy of Cooking Naked," 4 Feb. 2020 Choose one of the family meal deals with an entrée (shrimp scampi, coconut shrimp, crab linguini alfredo, and more) and sides to serve four. Katie Bowlby, Country Living, "Restaurants Open on Mother's Day 2020 for Delivery or Carryout," 29 Apr. 2020 If lobster is a little too rich for you, try Melissa Clark’s equally delicious shrimp scampi or these scallops with brown butter, capers and lemon. Margaux Laskey, New York Times, "Our Best Valentine’s Day Recipes: Lobster, Steak, Chocolate and More," 12 Feb. 2020 From shrimp scampi to linguine with clams, pasta and seafood are a classic combination. Saveur, "Our Best Seafood Pastas," 13 Mar. 2014

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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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“Scampi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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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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