wallaby(redirected from The Wallabies)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
n. pl. wal·la·bies or wallaby
Any of various marsupials of the family Macropodidae of Australia and adjacent islands, resembling kangaroos but generally smaller.
n, pl -bies or -by
1. (Animals) any of various herbivorous marsupials of the genera Lagorchestes (hare wallabies), Petrogale (rock wallabies), Protemnodon, etc, of Australia and New Guinea, similar to but smaller than kangaroos: family Macropodidae
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) on the wallaby on the wallaby track slang Austral (of a person) wandering about looking for work
[C19: from native Australian wolabā]
n, pl -bies
(Rugby) a member of the international Rugby Union football team of Australia
wal•la•by(ˈwɒl ə bi)
n., pl. -bies, (esp. collectively) -by.
any of certain small to medium-sized plant-eating marsupials of the kangaroo family, Macropodidae.
[1790–1800; < Dharuk wa-la-ba]
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||wallaby - any of various small or medium-sized kangaroos; often brightly colored|
kangaroo - any of several herbivorous leaping marsupials of Australia and New Guinea having large powerful hind legs and a long thick tail
hare wallaby, kangaroo hare - small Australian wallaby that resembles a hare and has persistent teeth
nail-tailed kangaroo, nail-tailed wallaby - small wallabies with a horny nail on the tip of the tail
rock kangaroo, rock wallaby - slender long-legged Australian wallabies living in caves and rocky areas