shrimper

noun

shrimp·​er ˈshrim-pər How to pronounce shrimper (audio)
 especially Southern  ˈsrim-
1
: a shrimp fisherman
2
: a boat engaged in shrimping

Examples of shrimper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The question is how shrimpers will adapt and innovate to change with the times. Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor, 30 Jan. 2024 It's idled many of this state's roughly 300 shrimpers. Mark Strassmann, CBS News, 18 Jan. 2024 At stake is the livelihood of Mr. Jordan and shrimpers like him nationwide. Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor, 30 Jan. 2024 Palacios, Texas: Vietnamese refugees in the small town overcame war trauma, language barriers and prejudice to make it as shrimpers. Soumya Karlamangla Sinna Nasseri, New York Times, 2 Dec. 2023 Fishing charters and shrimpers are an economic engine, and many residents are working-class people living in modest trailers or retirees in tranquil homes. Rebecca Blackwell and James Pollard, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Sep. 2023 But her sweet spot was coastal people — firefighters and shrimpers, cooks and cops, loggers, politicians and old-timers — and history. Mark Woolsey, ajc, 16 June 2023 Frustrated shrimpers, with nowhere to put the smelly traps, generally just throw them back, continuing the cycle. Ilima Loomis, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 May 2023 Eddie is a full-time shrimper. Eric Dusenbery, ajc, 28 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of shrimper was in 1835

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“Shrimper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shrimper. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

shrimper

noun
shrimp·​er ˈshrimp-ər How to pronounce shrimper (audio)
1
: a shrimp fisherman
2
: a boat used in fishing for shrimps

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