Definition of yabby in English:

yabby

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Pronunciation: /ˈjabi
 
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(also yabbie)

noun (plural yabbies)

Australian
  • 1A small freshwater crayfish.
    • Genus Charax, infraorder Astacidea, in particular the common C. destructor
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    • 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.
  • 1.1 another term for nipper ( sense 4).
    More example sentences
    • The Yabby is a small freshwater crayfish endemic to South Eastern Australia.
    • Freshwater yabbies are crayfish of the genus Cherax (infraorder Astacidea, family Parastacidae). They are often caught for food.

Origin

late 19th century: from Wemba-wemba (an Aboriginal language of SE Australia).

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