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'roo

[roo] /ru/
noun, plural 'roos. Australian Informal.
1.
Origin of 'roo
by shortening
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roo

/ruː/
noun
1.
(Austral, informal) a kangaroo
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n.

Australian colloquial shortening of kangaroo, attested from 1904.

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