jumbuck

[juhm-buhk]

noun Australian.

a sheep.

Nearby words

  1. jumble sale,
  2. jumbled,
  3. jumbo,
  4. jumbo jet,
  5. jumboize,
  6. jumna,
  7. jump,
  8. jump all over someone,
  9. jump at,
  10. jump bail

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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British Dictionary definitions for jumbuck

jumbuck

noun

Australian archaic an informal word for sheep

Word Origin for jumbuck

C19: from a native Australian language

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