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Yabby vs Crawdad - What's the difference?

yabby | crawdad |

As nouns the difference between yabby and crawdad

is that yabby is a freshwater Australian crayfish of the genus genus: Cherax, especially species: Cherax destructor while crawdad is the crayfish.

As a verb yabby

is to search for yabbies.



(wikipedia yabby)

Alternative forms

* yabbie


  • (AU) A freshwater Australian crayfish of the genus .
  • * 1985 , (Peter Carey), Illywhacker , Faber and Faber 2003, p. 386:
  • 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.
  • (Australia) A type of (ghost shrimp) of the infraorder .
  • Derived terms

    * (bass yabby)

    See also

    * gilgie, jilgie * marron


  • To search for yabbies.
  • crawdad



    (en noun)
  • (US, regional) The crayfish.