Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In New South Wales, a fish, Beryx affinis, common in Australian waters.

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  • noun Any of various fish found around Australia, of the families Lutjanidae, Berycidae, and Glaucosomatidae.

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Examples

  • A fish called nannygai was renamed redfish, and this name has proved popular enough to improve its sales, but a green tiger prawn was renamed grooved tiger prawn because green suggested an uncooked prawn.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VIII No 3

  • We had some sensational reef fishing for three days catching heaps of red emperor, coral trout, nannygai, spanish mackerel and heaps more.

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  • We had some sensational reef fishing for three days catching heaps of red emperor, coral trout, nannygai, spanish mackerel and heaps more.

    WN.com - Business News

  • We had some sensational reef fishing for three days catching heaps of red emperor, coral trout, nannygai, spanish mackerel and heaps more.

    WN.com - Business News

  • Boaties have also done well on pinkies in close, along with good nannygai.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • Boaties have also done well on pinkies in close, along with good nannygai.

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  • Similarly Australian fishermen found that redfish sold better than nannygai though the difference is entirely linguistic.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VI No 1

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