Definition of "quokka" []

  • A small short-tailed wallaby (Setonix brachyurus) living in coastal areas of southwest Australia. (noun)
  • A small wallaby, Setonix brachyurus, of Western Australia, occurring mostly on offshore islands (noun)

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Use "quokka" in a sentence
  • "And did you know that a quokka is a small wallaby?"
  • "Traditional ones like quokka get an airing, but the quokka is a rare animal now, found only on a few offshore islands in Western Australia, and so the word must be much less often used than an everyday Adelaide word like stobie pole (` utility pole '), for instance."
  • "By Chaz, January 1, 2010 @ 12: 55 pm quokka how about some resetlams?"