- a sheep.
Origin of jumbuck
1815–25; perhaps ultimately < Kamilaroi dimba (meaning unknown), altered by association with buck1; borrowed into Australian Pidgin English and thence into other Aboriginal languages
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- Australian archaic an informal word for sheep
Word Origin for jumbuck
C19: from a native Australian language
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