- an inexperienced person working as an apprentice on a sheep ranch.
- to work as an apprentice on a sheep ranch.
Origin of jackeroo
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"Turn sharp to the left, and follow the fence," replied the jackeroo.
The jackeroo sighed as he replaced the cork after a very modest sip.
"Tally, sir," the jackeroo rejoined, and urged his horse to the front.
The jackeroo at the end of the verandah had awakened from his drunken sleep, but had not moved.
The Sydney jackeroo rose impulsively, but Jack glanced at him, and he sat down again.
- Australian informal a young male management trainee on a sheep or cattle station
C19: from jack 1 + (kang) aroo
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