noun, plural (especially collectively) craw·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) craw·fish·es.
verb (used without object), craw·fished, craw·fish·ing.
- crawford, joan,
- crawford, thomas,
- crawford, william harris,
Origin of crawfish
Examples from the Web for crawfish
Gabrielle Taper, 19, sat next to her two teenage friends and nibbled on crawfish and Andouille, a type of sausage made from pork.New Orleans Celebrates Its Favorite Sandwich at the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival|Tyler Gillespie|November 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The incident is big news in Breaux Bridge, which bills itself as the “Crawfish Capital of the World.”
Men, she says, worked 24 hours, forced to steam the crawfish and then peel them.
East's epiphany took the form of a satirical column comparing the progress of his native state to that of a crawfish.
“Last night, I went to this terrific seafood place and just wanted a plate of crawfish,” he said.
Down the stairs he ran, and quickly gathered up every crawfish he could find, while others followed his example.
When he came in with the crawfish in his hand, she asked him where were all the fish he had caught.Myths of the Cherokee|James Mooney
Crawfish throw up their hillocks in this soil, and the farmer who cultivates it, will find his labors impeded by the water.A New Guide for Emigrants to the West|J. M. Peck
I 'ain't got even ter say a crawfish bite on my lines to-day, much less'n some'h'n' fittin' fur a Christmas-gif'.Solomon Crow's Christmas Pockets and Other Tales|Ruth McEnery Stuart
But the two lads danced, kicked and beat about them with their arms so that no one could remove the crawfish.
noun plural -fish or -fishes
1620s, generally dismissed by British etymologists as a 19c. American English variant of crayfish, but perhaps it existed in Middle English. Also in 19c. American English as a verb, "to back out," in reference to the creature's movements.