Definition of crawdad
: crayfish 1 —used chiefly west of the Appalachians
Recent Examples of crawdad from the Web
Iowa is really proud of those giant colored crawdads, price-wise.
Head on up to Longmont’s Wibby Brewing for an authentic Mardi Gras crawdad boil.
A stack of photographs: Dom and his parents, years ago, on a cruise ship; Dom and Donny Means, his best friend in the eighth grade, holding up a bucket of crawdads; Dom as a toddler on the beach with sand all over his face.
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Origin and Etymology of crawdad
alteration of crawfish
First Known Use: circa 1905See Words from the same year
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