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noun

Australian /NZ
A crayfish.
Example sentences
  • Small European crayfish and larger signal crays form a large part of a carp's diet.
  • The price was about 20 percent higher this year so that was a win as long as you caught the crays.
  • Instead he worked on a cray boat in Dongara, then later moved to Geraldton where he stacked bricks.

Origin

Early 20th century: abbreviation.

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cray 2 Line breaks: cray
(also cray cray)

adjective

US informal
Crazy: I have a feeling this is gonna get cray she’s cray cray
More example sentences
  • I know a lot of people just think he's totally cray (he is), but I also know he can be (and act) grown when he chooses to.
  • She be cray cray, but she's hella talented.
  • Today the interwebs went all kinds of cray when Beyonce did the unthinkable and revealed a super-short new 'do.

Origin

Early 21st century: abbreviation.

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