Definition of wallaby in English:
noun (plural wallabies)
1An Australasian marsupial that is similar to, but smaller than, a kangaroo.
- 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.
on the wallaby (track)
- Australian /NZ informal dated (Of a person) unemployed and having no fixed address: during the Depression thousands of Australians went on the wallabyMore example sentences
- Not-working the river is a grand, unacknowledged tradition: from those carrying their swag on the wallaby with a Wagga blanket to these days of stashed polyester on corrugated Amcor or Visyboard.
- That's the way to get this country back on its feet - by getting the poor back on their knees. Or on the wallaby.
- This would encourage them to get on the wallaby when they will surely find a job.
Early 19th century: from Dharuk walabi or waliba.
Words that rhyme with wallabyWilloughby • wannabe
Definition of wallaby in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.