yabby

yabby

[yab-ee]
noun
a small Australian crayfish, of the genus Cherax, inhabiting streams and water holes.

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

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yabby or (Austral) yabbie (ˈjæbɪ)
 
n , pl -bies
1.  a small freshwater crayfish of the genus Cherax, esp C. destructor
2.  Also called: nipper a marine prawn used as bait
 
vb , -bies, -bies, -bying, -bied
3.  (intr) to go out to catch yabbies
 
[from a native Australian language]
 
yabbie or (Austral) yabbie
 
n
 
vb
 
[from a native Australian language]

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