yabby

[ yab-ee ]
/ ˈyæb i /

noun

a small Australian crayfish, of the genus Cherax, inhabiting streams and water holes.

Nearby words

  1. yaaas,
  2. yaar,
  3. yaba,
  4. yabba,
  5. yabber,
  6. yablonovy mountains,
  7. yablonovy range,
  8. yablonovyy range,
  9. yacca,
  10. yacht

Origin of yabby

1890–95; < Wergaia (Australian Aboriginal language spoken around Wimmera, Victoria) yabij

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British Dictionary definitions for yabby

yabby

yabbie

Australian

noun plural -bies

a small freshwater crayfish of the genus Cherax, esp C. destructor
Also called: nipper a marine prawn used as bait

verb -bies, -bying or -bied

(intr) to go out to catch yabbies

Word Origin for yabby

from a native Australian language

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