Definition of nannygai in English:


Line breaks: nanny|gai
Pronunciation: /ˈnanɪgʌɪ

noun (plural nannygais)

  • The redfish of Australia.
    • Centroberyx affinis, family Berycidae
    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.


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

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