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

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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 One study published in 2017 noted how the dead zone affects Gulf Coast shrimpers by driving down the price of shrimp and reducing profit for local businesses. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, "Massive 8,000-mile 'dead zone' could be one of the gulf's largest," 10 June 2019 Mississippi Biloxi: Mississippi’s shrimp fleet has received its ceremonial blessing for the 90th time, even as shrimpers worry about floodwaters harming shrimp production. USA TODAY, "Painting over history, saving cats’ claws, angry birds: News from around our 50 states," 5 June 2019 Polous, a shrimper and oysterman, lost 14 boats, his home and pickup trucks in the quick-moving conflagration Sunday that left behind a trail of ash and ruins in Eastpoint, just across the river from the historic town of Apalachicola. Brendan Farrington And Gary Fineout, Sun-Sentinel.com, "'Controlled' blaze blamed for 36 destroyed homes," 28 June 2018 Polous, a shrimper and oysterman, lost 14 boats, his home and pickup trucks in the quick-moving conflagration Sunday that left behind a trail of ash and ruins in Eastpoint, just across the river from the historic town of Apalachicola. Brendan Farrington And Gary Fineout, Sun-Sentinel.com, "'Controlled' blaze blamed for 36 destroyed homes," 28 June 2018 Polous, a shrimper and oysterman, lost 14 boats, his home and pickup trucks in the quick-moving conflagration Sunday that left behind a trail of ash and ruins in Eastpoint, just across the river from the historic town of Apalachicola. Brendan Farrington And Gary Fineout, Sun-Sentinel.com, "'Controlled' blaze blamed for 36 destroyed homes," 28 June 2018 Polous, a shrimper and oysterman, lost 14 boats, his home and pickup trucks in the quick-moving conflagration Sunday that left behind a trail of ash and ruins in Eastpoint, just across the river from the historic town of Apalachicola. Brendan Farrington And Gary Fineout, Sun-Sentinel.com, "'Controlled' blaze blamed for 36 destroyed homes," 28 June 2018 The croaker season typically kicks off on May 1 when shrimpers are allowed to catch up to 1,500 dozen croaker a day, rather than only 50 percent of their daily haul. Ralph Winingham, San Antonio Express-News, "Croaker season lights up speckled trout action at Baffin Bay," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of shrimper

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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