jumbuck

jumbuck

[juhm-buhk]
noun Australian.
a sheep.

Origin:
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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jumbuck (ˈdʒʌmˌbʌk)
 
n
archaic (Austral) an informal word for sheep
 
[C19: from a native Australian language]

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