- a branch of a river flowing away from the main stream but leading to no other body of water; a blind or dead-end channel.
- a creek bed holding water only in the rainy season; a dried-up watercourse.
- a stagnant backwater or slough formed by receding floodwater.
Origin of billabong
Examples from the Web for billabong
Historical Examples of billabong
Does he think we've never a scales on Billabong, did ye ask him?
No one can say the Billabong representative doesn't look fit.
From Billabong came daily hampers that greatly relieved their labours.
But I drove the old buggy away from Billabong, and I'll drive home now.
"But there never was any union touch about Billabong," said Mrs. Brown.
- a backwater channel that forms a lagoon or pool
- a branch of a river running to a dead end
Word Origin for billabong
Australian, "backwater, stagnant pool," 1865, from Billibang, Aboriginal name of Bell River, from billa "water" + bang, of uncertain meaning.