Of uncertain origin, but perhaps an alteration of the adjective nobby (“elegant, graceful”), on account of the appearance of such skiffs.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnæ.bɪ/
- (Scotland) IPA(key): /ˈna.bɪ/
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈna.bi/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈnæ.bi/
nabby (plural nabbies)
skiff used for fishing