noun, plural 'roos. Australian Informal.

Origin of 'roo

by shortening
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Contemporary Examples of roo

  • Fresh after Camilla and the cuddly Roo in a blanket, here's Chaz and the acrobatic sheep.

  • And From the Department of British Tabloids This is it for England, "Roo or Die," as the News of the World put it.

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Historical Examples of roo

British Dictionary definitions for roo



Australian informal a kangaroo
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Word Origin and History for roo

Australian colloquial shortening of kangaroo, attested from 1904.

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