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Definition of "crawfish" [craw•fish•crawfish]

  • Chiefly Southern & Midland U.S. Variant of crayfish. (noun)
  • Informal To withdraw from an undertaking. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "crawfish" in a sentence
  • "Sevando Salinas dumps crawfish from a purging tank into a loading tray at Southeast Texas Crawfish Farm."
  • "Prompted by high crayfish prices and the rising popularity of the invertebrates, thieves have a growing incentive to pilfer crayfish, also known as crawfish, crawdads, crawdaddies and mudbugs."
  • "They are generally served at a gathering known as a crawfish boil."