Origin: ME schrimpe, shrimp, puny person < base of OE scrimman (akin to obs. Ger schrimpfen, to shrink, dry up) < IE *(s)kremb-, to turn, twist, shrink < base *(s)ker-, to turn
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noun pl. shrimp shrimp or shrimps
Origin: Middle English shrimpe
Origin: , possibly of Low German origin.
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