Crawfish - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkrɔːfɪʃ|  American pronunciation of the word crawfish
Brit.  |ˈkrɔːfɪʃ|  British pronunciation of the word crawfish

noun

- tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly (syn: crawdad, crayfish, ecrevisse)
- small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster (syn: crawdad, crawdaddy, crayfish)
- large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters (syn: crayfish, langouste)

verb

- make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity(syn: retreat, withdraw)

Examples

We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him

Word forms

noun
singular: crawfish
plural: crawfishes
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