nounpl. -·pi or -·pies
- any of several large, greenish prawns, valued as food
- a large shrimp broiled or fried with its tail on and served hot
Origin of scampiIt, plural of scampo, a prawn or shrimp
- Large shrimp broiled or sautéed and served in a garlic and butter sauce.
- See langoustine.
Served in a garlic and butter sauce: lobster scampi.
Origin of scampiItalian pl. of scampo a kind of lobster from Greek kampē bending (from its shape) perhaps from Greek kamptein to bend