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nannygai

[ nan-ee-gahy ]

noun

  1. a small red saltwater fish, Trachichthodes affinis, of Australian waters.


nannygai

/ ˈnænɪˌɡaɪ /

noun

  1. an edible sea fish, Centroberyx affinis, of Australia, which is red in colour and has large prominent eyes Also calledred fish


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Word History and Origins

Origin of nannygai1

First recorded in 1870–75; perhaps from an Australian Aboriginal language of New South Wales
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Word History and Origins

Origin of nannygai1

C19: from a native Australian language

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