[ juhm-buhk ]
/ ˈdʒʌm bʌk /
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Question 1 of 10
What does “barren” mean?
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
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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