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yabby

[yab-ee] /ˈyæb i/
noun
1.
a small Australian crayfish, of the genus Cherax, inhabiting streams and water holes.
Origin
Wergaia
1890-1895
1890-95; < Wergaia (Australian Aboriginal language spoken around Wimmera, Victoria) yabij
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yabby

/ˈjæbɪ/
noun (pl) -bies
1.
a small freshwater crayfish of the genus Cherax, esp C. destructor
2.
Also called nipper. a marine prawn used as bait
verb -bies, -bying, -bied
3.
(intransitive) to go out to catch yabbies
Word Origin
from a native Australian language
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