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jackaroo

[jak-uh-roo] /ˌdʒæk əˈru/ Australian
noun, plural jackaroos, verb (used without object), jackarooed, jackarooing.
1.

jackeroo

[jak-uh-roo] /ˌdʒæk əˈru/ Australian
noun, plural jackeroos.
1.
an inexperienced person working as an apprentice on a sheep ranch.
verb (used without object), jackerooed, jackerooing.
2.
to work as an apprentice on a sheep ranch.
Origin of jackeroo
1875-1880
1875-80; jack1 + (kang)aroo; cf. -eroo
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British Dictionary definitions for jackaroos

jackeroo

/ˌdʒækəˈruː/
noun (pl) -roos
1.
(Austral, informal) a young male management trainee on a sheep or cattle station
Word Origin
C19: from jack1 + (kang)aroo
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