Origin of 'roo
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Fresh after Camilla and the cuddly Roo in a blanket, here's Chaz and the acrobatic sheep.Photo-Special! Charles and the Leaping Sheep
November 8, 2012
And From the Department of British Tabloids This is it for England, "Roo or Die," as the News of the World put it.World Cup Primer
June 12, 2010
The "Roo chawa" describes three kinds of strange wer-animals.Human Animals
Rudha 'n Fhomhair, or Fhamhair (roo noher), The point of the giant.
Rudha na Cloiche uaine (roo na clor-choo-ownyer), Greenstone point.
Rudha mhadaidh ruaidh (roo vatter roo-ie), Fox point, or point of the red dog.
- Australian informal a kangaroo
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Word Origin and History for roo
Australian colloquial shortening of kangaroo, attested from 1904.
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