crawdads

crawdad

[kraw-dad]
noun
crayfish ( def 1 ).
Also, crawdaddy.


Origin:
1900–05, Americanism; craw(fish) + dad (perhaps dad1); cf. doodad

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crawdad

noun
1. tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly [syn: crayfish
2. small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster [syn: crayfish
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