- a small Australian crayfish, of the genus Cherax, inhabiting streams and water holes.
Origin of yabby
1890–95; < Wergaia (Australian Aboriginal language spoken around Wimmera, Victoria) yabij
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- a small freshwater crayfish of the genus Cherax, esp C. destructor
- Also called: nipper a marine prawn used as bait
- (intr) to go out to catch yabbies
from a native Australian language