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Definition of "prawn" [prawn]

  • Any of various edible crustaceans similar to but larger than the shrimps. (noun)
  • To fish for prawns. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "prawn" in a sentence
  • "I liked when he guest-starred on The Simpsons—I still chuckle whenever the sentence "Three prawns are hardly a galaxy!" comes to mind, which is pretty much whenever I hear the word prawn or read the word galaxy."
  • "It was a variation on a wonderful 17-year old joke by Michael Heseltine from back before the 1992 election, when he taunted Labour leaders Neil Kinnock and John Smith for trying to woo the financial community with a series of lunches and dinners in the City of London - what became known as the prawn cocktail offensive. wrote:"
  • "Wrong, the name is from a type of grasshopper found in southafrica/nigera called the prawn"
Words like "prawn"
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