quokka

noun
quok·​ka | \ ˈkwä-kə How to pronounce quokka (audio) \

Definition of quokka

: a stocky herbivorous marsupial (Setonix brachyurus of the family Macropodidae) of southwestern Australia that has a short tail

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Unfortunately, development on the mainland has not been so kind to the quokka. Hamish Stubbs, National Geographic, "'World's Happiest Animal' Bouncing Back, Thanks to Golf," 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of quokka

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quokka

Nyungar (Australian aboriginal language of southwest Western Australia) gwaga

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