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jumbuck

[juhm-buhk] /ˈdʒʌm bʌk/
noun, Australian.
1.
a sheep.
Origin
Australian Pidgin English
1815-1825
1815-25; perhaps ultimately < Kamilaroi dimba (meaning unknown), altered by association with buck1; borrowed into Australian Pidgin English and thence into other Aboriginal languages
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British Dictionary definitions for jumbuck

jumbuck

/ˈdʒʌmˌbʌk/
noun
1.
(Austral, archaic) an informal word for sheep
Word Origin
C19: from a native Australian language
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