a large shrimp or other similar crustacean
Origin of prawnMiddle English prane from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
to fish for prawns
- Any of various shrimps, especially one that is large or inhabits fresh water.
- The flesh of a prawn, used as food.
intransitive verbprawned, prawn·ing, prawns
To fish for prawns.
Origin of prawnMiddle English praine, prane
(third-person singular simple present prawns, present participle prawning, simple past and past participle prawned)
- (intransitive) To fish for prawns.