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crawdad

[kraw-dad] /ˈkrɔˌdæd/
noun
1.
crayfish (def 1).
Also, crawdaddy.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05, Americanism; craw(fish) + dad (perhaps dad1); cf. doodad
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