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jackeroo

or jackaroo

[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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  • Moya and the jackeroo were ambling leisurely behind, and nothing could have been more natural than Moya's questions.

    The Shadow of a Man E. W. Hornung
  • The Sydney jackeroo rose impulsively, but Jack glanced at him, and he sat down again.

    Over the Sliprails Henry Lawson
  • The jackeroo sighed as he replaced the cork after a very modest sip.

    The Shadow of a Man E. W. Hornung
  • jackeroo, the unpoetical, was even then sound asleep in his net; and in ten minutes everything was "fixed up."

    We of the Never-Never Jeanie "Mrs. Aeneas" Gunn
  • The jackeroo at the end of the verandah had awakened from his drunken sleep, but had not moved.

    Over the Sliprails Henry Lawson
  • A Briton of the Billingsgate type would have appealed to jackeroo as a man of sound common sense.

    We of the Never-Never Jeanie "Mrs. Aeneas" Gunn
  • "Turn sharp to the left, and follow the fence," replied the jackeroo.

    The Shadow of a Man E. W. Hornung
  • The jackeroo had appeared on the scene from his own room, to which his sensitive soul ever banished him betimes.

    The Shadow of a Man E. W. Hornung
  • He was a groom with a place at his master's table; he was a jackeroo who introduced station life into a town.

    Stingaree E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  • "Two thousand one hundred and seventy-two," replied the jackeroo promptly.

    The Shadow of a Man E. W. Hornung
British Dictionary definitions for jackeroo

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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