wallaby

noun wal·la·by \ ˈwä-lə-bē \
|Updated on: 14 Jul 2018

Definition of wallaby

plural wallabies also wallaby
: any of various small or medium-sized kangaroos (especially genus Macropus) — compare rock wallaby

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Origin and Etymology of wallaby

Dharuk (Australian aboriginal language of the Port Jackson area) walabi, waliba


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Definition of wallaby for English Language Learners

  • : an Australian animal that is like a small kangaroo


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