Definition of shrimp cocktail in US English:

shrimp cocktail

noun

North American
  • A dish of cooked peeled shrimp served cold with cocktail sauce, typically as an appetizer.

    ‘it is elegant to serve this shrimp cocktail in a chilled martini glass’
    • ‘We ordered shrimp cocktail and oysters on the half shell.’
    • ‘Howard would always order a bowl of soup and a shrimp cocktail.’
    • ‘The gourmet four-course meal begins with a shrimp cocktail or an insalata caprese.’
    • ‘The shrimp cocktail is spicy, but they said it was kind of mild.’
    • ‘The girls shared a shrimp cocktail, followed by shepherd's pie and fish and chips.’
    • ‘From shrimp cocktails to Alaskan King Crab, there's more than enough to keep foodies entertained at this great diner.’
    • ‘Guests feasted on shrimp cocktails, assorted cheeses, petit fours, and chocolate-covered strawberries.’
    • ‘I've put a Mexican twist on the traditional shrimp cocktail.’
    • ‘She poses with top models and celebrates her birthday with fresh shrimp cocktail.’
    • ‘Beef brisket and shrimp cocktails are reportedly popular options.’