Definition of shrimpy in US English:



  • See shrimp

    • ‘Jonathan is a shrimpy little guy with surprisingly strong muscles (which make his arms look like an orange on a stick) and short stubby legs (which can run at an unusually fast speed).’
    • ‘One of the boys, a shrimpy little kid, was closer to the ground and faster than the rest of us.’
    • ‘But when the humpbacks are rounding up krill - small, shrimpy crustaceans - the net may be as small as five feet across.’
    • ‘The shrimpy eight-ounce cans drain your wallet more so than they drain your thirst.’
    • ‘I was a shrimpy, insecure city kid when I first went to camp.’