Definition of mudbug in English:



informal North American
  • A freshwater crayfish.

    • ‘Whether you know them as mudbugs, ditch bugs, river lobsters, crawlybottoms, crawdads, or crawfish, anyone who has spent time in streams is familiar with crayfish.’
    • ‘Perhaps the most representative food of Cajun culture is crawfish, or mudbug.’
    • ‘She is going to flip when she finds out the boys are spending summer vacation catching mudbugs on the bayou.’
    • ‘When they drain the irrigation ditches the mudbugs come out by the thousands and literally cross the street looking for water.’