Definition of nannygai in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnanēˌɡī/

noun (plural nannygais)

The redfish of Australia (Centroberyx affinis).
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.


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

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