What does wallaby mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term wallaby:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wallaby, brush kangaroo(noun)

    any of various small or medium-sized kangaroos; often brightly colored


  1. wallaby(Noun)

    Any of several species of marsupial; usually smaller and stockier than kangaroos

  2. Origin: From wolabā, an Australian Aboriginal word from New South Wales.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wallaby(noun)

    any one of numerous species of kangaroos belonging to the genus Halmaturus, native of Australia and Tasmania, especially the smaller species, as the brush kangaroo (H. Bennettii) and the pademelon (H. thetidis). The wallabies chiefly inhabit the wooded district and bushy plains

  2. Origin: [From a native name.]


  1. Wallaby

    A wallaby is any of about thirty species of Macropodidae family. It is an informal designation generally used for any macropod that is smaller than a kangaroo or wallaroo that has not been designated otherwise.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wallaby

    wol′ab-i, n. a small kangaroo.—On the wallaby, On the wallaby track, out of employment, a slang Australian phrase derived from the shy habits of the kangaroo.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wallaby in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wallaby in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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