[ juhm-buhk ]
/ ˈdʒʌm bʌk /
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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”
Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
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
Words nearby jumbuck
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British Dictionary definitions for jumbuck
/ (ˈdʒʌmˌbʌk) /
Australian archaic an informal word for sheep
Word Origin for jumbuck
C19: from a native Australian language
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