Meaning of nannygai in English:


Pronunciation /ˈnanɪɡʌɪ/


  • The redfish of Australia.

    Centroberyx affinis, family Berycidae

    ‘In Australia redfish has become the official name of the nannygai.’
    • ‘The deeper water has seen small-mouth and large-mouth nannygai in good numbers and of good quality.’
    • ‘Further west there are thousands of small nannygais in between the rocks just off the reef.’
    • ‘Reef Fishing: offshore small and large mouth nannygai are prolific in the deeper waters.’
    • ‘There are times when the wreckage is obscured by thousands of schooling fish, like nannygai, yellowtail and pike.’


Late 19th century from a New South Wales Aboriginal language.