Definition of wallaby in English:


Syllabification: wal·la·by
Pronunciation: /ˈwäləbē

noun (plural wallabies)

  • An Australasian marsupial that is similar to, but smaller than, a kangaroo.
    • Family Macropodidae: several genera and numerous species, including the agile wallaby (Macropus agilis)
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    • And all these animals lived there-big glider possums, pygmy possums, koalas, kangaroos and wallabies, wombats, platypus, just everything in the trees, on the ground and in the creeks.
    • It is also my first chance to see the wonderfully unique wildlife here; kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, pademelons, possums, and various unique birds.
    • So the extension of the term ‘marsupial’ is the set of all marsupials: kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and so on.


early 19th century: from Dharuk walabi or waliba.

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