- (Southern US, Midwestern US and Western US) Alternative form of
- (Quebec, Canada, slang, derogatory) A slur against Anglo-Canadians used in some corners of Quebec (including the Gaspé).
crayfish — see crayfish
slur against Anglo-Canadians in parts of Quebec
- (colloquial, Southern US) To backpedal, desert or withdraw (also used with out).
1968, Charles Portis, True Grit:
- I have never been one to flinch or crawfish when faced with an unpleasant task.