jackeroo

or jack·a·roo

[ jak-uh-roo ]
/ ˌdʒæk əˈru /
Australian
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noun, plural jack·e·roos.

an inexperienced person working as an apprentice on a sheep ranch.

verb (used without object), jack·e·rooed, jack·e·roo·ing.

to work as an apprentice on a sheep ranch.

Nearby words

  1. jackbooted,
  2. jackdaw,
  3. jacked,
  4. jackeen,
  5. jackelyn,
  6. jacket,
  7. jackey,
  8. jackfish,
  9. jackfruit,
  10. jackhammer

Origin of jackeroo

1875–80; jack1 + (kang)aroo; cf. -eroo

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British Dictionary definitions for jackeroo

jackeroo

jackaroo

/ (ˌdʒækəˈruː) /

noun plural -roos

Australian informal a young male management trainee on a sheep or cattle station

Word Origin for jackeroo

C19: from jack 1 + (kang) aroo

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