yabby

yabby
(also yabbie)
noun (plural yabbies) Austral. a small freshwater crayfish. [Charax destructor and related species.]
↘another term for nipper (in sense 4).
Origin
C19: from Wemba-wemba (an Aborig. lang.).

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