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jumbuck

[ juhm-buhk ]
/ ˈdʒʌm bʌk /
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noun Australian.

a sheep.

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Origin of jumbuck

First recorded in 1815–25; perhaps ultimately from Kamilaroi dimba (meaning unknown), altered by association with buck1; borrowed into Australian Pidgin English and thence into other Aboriginal languages
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British Dictionary definitions for jumbuck

jumbuck
/ (ˈdʒʌmˌbʌk) /

noun

Australian archaic an informal word for sheep

Word Origin for jumbuck

C19: from a native Australian language
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