from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of yabby.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word yabbies.


  • New information indicates exotic freshwater lobsters, commonly known as yabbies, could threaten South Africa's environment, senior conservationist of the Free State Department of Agriculture and

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The banks of the pool were slimy grey mud, and the freshwater crayfish called yabbies lived in the mud.

    The Thorn Birds

  • I've always gone by the "yabbies" rule and it has never failed me.

    Alarming Data: Number Crunching and Gear Mashing

  • I also used to amuse myself riding in the Adelaide foothills, sometimes picking wild blackberries (which my mother made into beautiful jam) or catching occasional 'yabbies' (the local wild freshwater lobsters).

    J. Robin Warren - Autobiography

  • From their account it has a head and neck like an emu, with a long and flowing mane — feeding on crayfish (with which the river abounds) [yabbies] and occasionally on a stray blackfellow; that it inhabits the darkest and deepest parts of the river, and in some of the lakes and lagoons that longest retain water.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • So if the brakeless riding causes cancer and the tight jeans are squiching their pant yabbies then the fixeraty will eventually become extinct...sounds good.

    The Indignity of Bike Month: (What's So Funny 'Bout) Cleats, Love and Understanding?

  • Well, that's how I felt when I saw this--the kid was Hincapie, the chain watcher was the special treat, and Paris-Roubaix was the kick in the "pants yabbies."

    Nice Assist: Worth its Weight in Milk

  • Got it wrong,, however I think the Roo would win the battle by hitting the Hawk in the yabbies.

    BSNYC Frizzy Fur Quiz!

  • Portlands apparent lack of wonderful female "shirt yabbies" move it right to the bottom of places my bike and I will visit.

    BSNYC Road Dairy: Last Stop Portland

  • I admit I'm a "bike fanatic," and I also admit the "crossbar" does intimidate me somewhat, but only because it's pointed on the top and it looks like it could really hurt my "pants yabbies."

    Instant Icons: Design Run A-Meh


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • "Having arrived at night I can speak with some authority on the desolate feeling the road produces: the white fire-scarred trunks, the unsettling vision of yabbies moving from one side of the road to the other."

    —Peter Carey, Illywhacker, 411

    Singular yabby.

    April 17, 2009