Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

crawfish

play
noun craw·fish \ˈkrȯ-ˌfish\

Definition of crawfish

  1. 1 :  crayfish 1

  2. 2 :  spiny lobster




2

crawfish

verb craw·fish

Definition of crawfish

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to retreat from a position :  back out <I crawfished as fast as I could — Mark Twain>



1842

First Known Use of crawfish

1842


CRAWFISH Defined for Kids

crawfish

play
noun craw·fish \ˈkrȯ-ˌfish\

Definition of crawfish

plural crawfish





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up crawfish? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 6, 2016

an official order, decree, or edict

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

kittly-benders spindrift pince-nez duvet
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ