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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


n. (context US regional English) The crayfish.

  1. n. tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly [syn: crayfish, crawfish, ecrevisse]

  2. small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster [syn: crayfish, crawfish, crawdaddy]

Usage examples of "crawdad".

I had as much of him as I thought I was going to find, I dumped three buckets of bluegill perch, two buckets of small catfish, and four buckets of crawdads into the water.

Luddites up in the snowbelt, who say they prefer their crawdads dinky.

Woods and secret green trails, swinging on vines over the creek, catching crawdads under the rocks.

Raccoon fished for crawdads and perched at the edge of the water like black-masked bandits searching out their prey beneath rocks and waterlogged driftwood.

And we caught crawdads by tying a lump of bacon fat to a string and dropping it into the creek.

We look at each other over our lunch of crawdads and miner's lettuce.

He would take them out on the water to run the trotlines and crawdad traps, fish for catfish and trout and alligator gar and just about anything else they could wrestle aboard a rickety pirogue, including alligators when the game warden wasn't in the parish.