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See also: Shrimper



shrimp +‎ -er


shrimper (plural shrimpers)

  1. One who fishes for or catches shrimp.
    • 1989, National Fisherman (volumes 70-71, page 26)
      Many shrimpers complain that the crabbers place their traps too close together and that they can't go between the traps without snagging their nets.
    • 2008 January 10, Brenda Goodman, “4 Children Flung From Bridge, Police Say”, in New York Times[1]:
      On Monday, Mr. Luong, a Vietnamese immigrant who has been working in Bayou La Batre as a shrimper, and his wife, Ngoc Phan, 23, contacted the police to report that their children were missing, Chief Joyner said.
  2. A boat used in fishing for shrimp.