noun Etymology: alteration of crawfish Date: circa 1905 crayfish 1 — used chiefly west of the Appalachians

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  • crawdad — craw dad (kr[add] d[a^]d), crawdaddy craw dad*dy(kr[add] d[a^]d*d[y^]), n. (Zo[ o]l.) same as {crawfish} [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crawdad — ☆ crawdad [krô′dad΄ ] n. [fanciful alteration of CRAWFISH] Dial. CRAYFISH …   English World dictionary

  • crawdad — /kraw dad /, n. crayfish (def. 1). Also, crawdaddy. [1900 05, Amer.; CRAW(FISH) + dad (perh. DAD1); cf. DOODAD] * * * …   Universalium

  • crawdad — noun (US regional) The crayfish …   Wiktionary

  • crawdad — craw|dad [ krɔ,dæd ] or craw|dad|dy [ krɔ,dædi ] noun count a CRAYFISH …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • crawdad — n. crayfish, type of fresh water animal that closely resembles a lobster (but are much smaller) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crawdad — [ krɔ:dad] (also crawdaddy) noun US a freshwater crayfish. Origin early 20th cent.: fanciful alt. of crawfish …   English new terms dictionary

  • crawdad — noun (C) AmE informal a small animal like a lobster that lives in rivers and streams; crayfish …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • crawdad — craw·dad …   English syllables

  • crawdad — craw•dad [[t]ˈkrɔˌdæd[/t]] also craw′dad dy n. pl. dads also dad•dies ivt crayfish 1) • Etymology: 1900–05, amer.; alter. of crawfish …   From formal English to slang

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