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noun (plural yabbies)Australian
1A small freshwater crayfish.
- Genus Charax, infraorder Astacidea, in particular the common C. destructor.
- Blackfish can also be great sport in coloured water by using your bream rig and fresh yabbies.
- Alberta beef was replaced with squid, crab, crayfish and something fishy called yabbies.
- Even bait gathering such as pumping yabbies you require a permit.
Late 19th century: from Wemba-wemba (an Aboriginal language of SE Australia).
Words that rhyme with yabbyabbey, cabby, crabby, flabby, gabby, grabby, Rabbie, scabby, shabby, tabby
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