Definition of shrimping in US English:

shrimping

noun

  • The activity or occupation of fishing for shrimp.

    ‘shrimping also has been good in shallower water for those using bait’
    as modifier ‘the coast is known for its rich shrimping grounds’
    ‘there was shrimping at low tide’
    • ‘We pushed our shrimping nets between the rocks, scooping up tiny baby flounders and the translucent shrimps, sometimes as long as a child's finger.’
    • ‘Stocks of the shrimp have been declining for several years, leading regulators to cancel the New England shrimping season.’
    • ‘We bought a net for shrimping years ago, guess it's time to use it.’
    • ‘Shrimping also has been excellent in the upper river from Palatka to Welaka.’
    • ‘Greenland is probably a better option for those who love fish as the fishing, and especially the shrimping, should still be a viable food source.’
    • ‘As we left Terrebonne Bay, we passed several shrimping boats.’
    • ‘Lindsey also has a shrimping heritage stretching back five generations.’
    • ‘Some veterans have prime docks (often on river points) that historically offer great shrimping.’
    • ‘The men launched Friday evening from Eddings Point and hoped to do some shrimping before heading to Hunting Island to camp.’
    • ‘He grudgingly accepts the economic and political realities facing many of his friends and neighbors still in the shrimping business.’
    • ‘Daytime and nighttime shrimping are considerably different, aside from the fact that if you go after the sun sets you'll be sleepy the next morning at work, but sunburn isn't an issue.’
    • ‘After cod fishing was banned in 1992, many turned to crabbing and shrimping for their livelihoods.’

Pronunciation

shrimping

/ˈSHrimpiNG//ˈʃrɪmpɪŋ/