Definition of crawdad in English:

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crawdad

Pronunciation: /ˈkrɔːdad/

noun

North American
A freshwater crayfish.
Example sentences
  • Whether you know them as mudbugs, ditch bugs, river lobsters, crawlybottoms, crawdads, or crawfish, anyone who has spent time in streams is familiar with crayfish.
  • Where I grew up in Ohio, we saw crawdads, or crayfish, in the culverted, sewage-scented ‘creeks’ and would no sooner eat one than we would kitty litter.
  • Since my last visit, a pleasingly spicy Cajun seasoning had been added to the crawdads (a crustacean that looks like a tiny lobster).

Origin

Early 20th century: fanciful alteration of crawfish.

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