crawdad

noun
craw·​dad | \ ˈkrȯ-ˌdad How to pronounce crawdad (audio) \

Definition of crawdad

: crayfish sense 1 used chiefly west of the Appalachians

Examples of crawdad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are some calls to lighten the prison population, evictions and foreclosures have been suspended, and the crawdads will cook in Mobile. Bob Sims | Rsims@al.com, al, 7 Apr. 2020 Crayfish, also known as crawfish or crawdads, are identified with Cajun Country, especially Louisiana. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, 17 Feb. 2020 Instead of soybeans, the field is a graveyard of crawdads, their burrows cracking in the heat. Autumn Schoolman, Indianapolis Star, 4 Feb. 2020 If crawdads are on your Super Bowl menu, order and reserve the little critters now, says David Conger, owner of Capt’n Dave’s Seafood Market in Plano, which sells 8,000 to 12,000 pounds of crawfish a week during the season’s peak. Kim Pierce, Dallas News, 14 Jan. 2020 Crawdads 1375 Garden Highway What's new: A half-dozen dishes recently joined the menu, such as ahi nachos with ponzu and macadamia nuts, grilled cheese with crab claw meat, and a Creole burrito with cod, andouille sausage and crawdads. Allen Pierleoni, sacbee, 18 May 2018 Southerners tell colorful stories, and eat colorful foods like orange crawdads, turnip greens, drippy red barbecue sauce, homegrown tomatoes and sweet potato pie. Leslie Anne Tarabella, al, 29 Nov. 2019 What's new: A half-dozen dishes recently joined the menu, such as ahi nachos with ponzu and macadamia nuts, grilled cheese with crab claw meat, and a Creole burrito with cod, andouille sausage and crawdads. Allen Pierleoni, sacbee, 18 May 2018 The crawfish—also known in English as crayfish, mudbug and crawdad and in German as Sumpfkrebs or swamp crab—is a freshwater cousin of the ocean lobster and shrimp. William Boston, WSJ, 8 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of crawdad

circa 1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crawdad

alteration of crawfish

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“Crawdad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crawdad. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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