Definition of scampi in English:

scampi

noun

  • [treated as singular or plural] Norway lobsters when prepared or cooked:

    ‘scampi and chips’
    ‘peel the scampi’
    • ‘And it is this strength that Manhattan has drawn on, offering burgers, steak baguettes, scampi, ribs and a handful of other meat-lead meals.’
    • ‘Twelve ounce steaks are available, as are moussaka, deep fried scampi and gammon steaks, as well as a choice of reasonably-priced burgers and kebabs.’
    • ‘The reasonably-priced menu serves everything you would expect - jackets, scampi and chips, burgers, baguettes and so on - but nothing you wouldn't.’
    • ‘In fact, 20-30 years ago unscrupulous restaurateurs in Spanish resorts would pass it off as lobster or scampi to unsuspecting tourists.’
    • ‘They make delicious scampi, but it's a shame it's not illegal - everything tastes better when it's illegal.’
    • ‘Deep-fried fillet of cod, or the scampi and chips will definitely fill a hole and, in thoroughly modern fashion, you can also get baked fish, or even healthier low-carb dishes.’
    • ‘You will pay £8.75 (at the time of writing) but scampi is on the menu for £6.95.’
    • ‘Traditional pub favourites dominate the menu, including steak, scampi and lasagne, with a two meals for £5.99 offer.’
    • ‘Vicky went for scampi cooked in a golden cream sauce and was pleased with the nicely tender prawns.’
    • ‘Just to increase the novelty, every dish on the bistro menu can be adapted and served in the adjacent takeaway - steak, scampi, lobster and so on.’
    • ‘Others, who knew better, had brought along steaks and scampi, served with chilled champagne and other assorted luxuries.’
    • ‘Italians differentiate between scampi, which are shorter and the longer scamponi.’
    • ‘There's plenty of good stodge on the menu, including favourites such as scampi, macaroni cheese, sausages, lasagne, steak and hand-cut chips.’
    • ‘This reflects the fact that Italians in the Adriatic had for long appreciated it, and had many recipes for scampi cooked in this or that way, which became familiar to tourists.’
    • ‘The scampi served was wholetail scampi, which is large and succulent.’
    • ‘There wasn't a fish shop for miles, although the local supermarket was full of breaded plaice and battered scampi.’
    • ‘She made little bread balls with chopped scampi, parsley, lemon, garlic, pepper, breadcrumbs and beaten egg white and threw them in, too.’
    • ‘For £5.50 there was a choice of cod or haddock, with scampi £1 extra.’
    • ‘There was steak or scampi or half a chicken, and sweet white wine for my grandmother.’
    • ‘When Stéphan (one door to the right) prepares scampi in coconut milk, he will prepare a plate for you and hand it over through your respective kitchen windows, a.k.a. the service hatch.’

Origin

Italian.

Pronunciation:

scampi

/ˈskampi/