"He's a shrimp." Is it a negative or neutral phrase? I looked it up in the dictionary, but it only says: "used humorously."
Jan 19, 2017 8:07 AM
Answers · 4
It's a mild insult that we use mostly when we are joking. When you call someone a shrimp, you are saying they are small and cannot defend themselves basically. If someone in the US (my home) called me a shrimp and was completely serious I would begin laughing.
January 19, 2017
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