- a small red saltwater fish, Trachichthodes affinis, of Australian waters.
Origin of nannygai
First recorded in 1870–75; perhaps < an Australian Aboriginal language of New South Wales
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- an edible sea fish, Centroberyx affinis, of Australia, which is red in colour and has large prominent eyesAlso called: red fish
C19: from a native Australian language