- 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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Examples from the Web for jackaroo
Harry spent time in Australia in 2003 during his gap year, working as a “jackaroo” at a Queensland cattle station.Harry To Travel To Australia Next Month
September 24, 2013
An' we gets a letter from the jackaroo's friends that puts us to a lot more bother.Children of the Bush
The Jackaroo is neither a crow nor a parrot nor any kind of quadruped.
A Jackaroo is a young man who comes to a station to get experience.The Old Bush Songs
A. B. Paterson
Jackaroo might be old, but he was still as good a two-miler as any in England.Boy Woodburn
He buck-jumped rather specially well, as might be expected of a Jackaroo.
- Australian informal a young male management trainee on a sheep or cattle station
C19: from jack 1 + (kang) aroo
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