Definition of wallaby noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈwɒləbi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːləbi//
(pl. wallabies) Wild mammals
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an Australian animal like a small kangaroo, that moves by jumping on its strong back legs and keeps its young in a pouch (= a pocket of skin) on the front of the mother’s body See related entries: Wild mammals Word Originearly 19th cent.: from Dharuk walabi or waliba.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: wallaby