shrimper

noun
shrimp·​er | \ ˈshrim-pər How to pronounce shrimper (audio) , especially Southern ˈsrim- \

Definition of shrimper

1 : a shrimp fisherman
2 : a boat engaged in shrimping

Examples of shrimper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our house got its start as a shrimper’s shack and sits atop a bluff overlooking a weathered commercial dock on a deepwater creek. John Huey, Southern Living, "The Ultimate Boat Trip Through South Carolina's Undiscovered Lowcountry," 10 July 2020 Shrimper Acy Cooper said coastal communities rely on the oil workers and the shrimpers. Kevin Mcgill, Houston Chronicle, "Oil, tourism, seafood -- all hit in Louisiana virus fight," 17 May 2020 Under current rules, shrimpers must look at the nets to check for turtles before lowering them again. Washington Post, "Plan to save sea turtles from shrimp boats scaled way back," 19 Dec. 2019 Annova LNG, Rio Grande LNG and a third project named Texas LNG face stiff opposition from a coalition of Rio Grande Valley shrimpers, fishermen, environmentalists, neighbors and communities working under the banner Save RGV from LNG. Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle, "Annova LNG signs natural gas supply deal with Enbridge," 22 Jan. 2020 Annova LNG, Rio Grande LNG and a third project named Texas LNG face stiff opposition from a coalition of Rio Grande Valley shrimpers, fishermen, environmentalists, neighbors and communities working under the banner Save RGV from LNG. Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle, "Annova LNG signs natural gas supply deal with Enbridge," 22 Jan. 2020 Annova LNG, Rio Grande LNG and a third project named Texas LNG face stiff opposition from a coalition of Rio Grande Valley shrimpers, fishermen, environmentalists, neighbors and communities working under the banner Save RGV from LNG. Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle, "Annova LNG pledges 1,400 acres of land for ocelot conservation," 23 Oct. 2019 Alaska and California each had multiple requests approved; one for both Georgia and South Carolina will help shrimpers and shrimp processors. Janet Mcconnaughey, San Diego Union-Tribune, "US Commerce declares fishing disasters for 7 states," 25 Sep. 2019 Become friends with a shrimper and buy their haul straight off the shrimping boat. Los Angeles Times, "The 3 best options for buying shrimp," 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of shrimper

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Jul 2020

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“Shrimper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shrimper. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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