Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An Australian crayfish, Cherax destructor.
  • n. Any freshwater crayfish.
  • v. To search for yabbies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Australia, a crawfish, Astacopsis bicarinatus.

Etymologies

Wemba-Wemba yabij. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Theres no more room in the yabby bike bag- what with tubes, co2,tire levers, money,bike tool and ancient fruit bar in a bag the size of my fist...

    Instant Icons: Design Run A-Meh

  • That same month, police on Kangaroo Island off the coast of South Australia traced a rash of break-ins back to people poaching marron, a crayfish that's even larger than the bass yabby.

    Crayfish Poaching Has Fishermen

  • Another illegal yabby operation was busted in June.

    Crayfish Poaching Has Fishermen

  • In Australia, a government crime commission said last year that organized crime rings are increasingly poaching freshwater species, including a giant crayfish about the size of a small lobster, known as the "bass yabby."

    Crayfish Poaching Has Fishermen

  • Ute: pickup truck windscreen: windshield yabby: freshwater crayfish

    Steve and Me

  • Chef Justin North's meticulous modernist cooking "forgotten" vegetables with smoked pork jowl and yabby--crawfish--tails served on a stone block with a curl of cedar smoldering on the corner is still anything but pedestrian.

    Forbes.com: News

  • We moved on and camped on a private Station, at a place called Moll Gorge, we have been trying to catch fish, Saxon's yabby net is a winner.

    TravelPod.com TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at TravelPod.com

  • Even though the tank is kept clean, is it likely to cause a problem if there are fish in the tank with the yabby, contributing to the ammonia levels?

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

  • My brother is giving me a yabby from his dam on his farm.

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

  • I plan to put the yabby in with the guppies, being prepared to lose a few fish since there are so many of them.

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

Comments

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

  • Usage on yabbies.

    April 17, 2009

  • Ooh--okay!

    April 26, 2008

  • Then add it here!

    April 26, 2008

  • Great word, though. And I like the Latin name for the Common Yabby, Cherax destructor. :-)

    April 26, 2008

  • Make good pets. Not so tasty, yuk.

    April 26, 2008

  • it's a giant lobster!!!

    April 26, 2008