Definition of nannygai in English:

nannygai

Syllabification: nan·ny·gai
Pronunciation: /ˈnanēˌgī
 
/

noun (plural nannygais)

The redfish of Australia (Centroberyx affinis).
More example sentences
  • In Australia redfish has become the official name of the nannygai.
  • The deeper water has seen small-mouth and large-mouth nannygai in good numbers and of good quality.
  • Further west there are thousands of small nannygais in between the rocks just off the reef.

Origin

late 19th century: from a New South Wales Aboriginal language.

Definition of nannygai in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day antebellum
Pronunciation: ˌantɪˈbɛləm
adjective
occurring or existing before a particular war…