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'roo

[roo] /ru/
noun, plural 'roos. Australian Informal.
1.
Origin
by shortening
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Examples from the web for roo
  • The illustrations show roo with brown fur and an upturned tail.
  • In the cartoons, roo is the smallest of the regularly appearing characters.
  • In fact, on occasion roo seems even wiser than many of the older characters.
British Dictionary definitions for roo

roo

/ruː/
noun
1.
(Austral, informal) a kangaroo
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Word Origin and History for roo
n.

Australian colloquial shortening of kangaroo, attested from 1904.

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Related Abbreviations for roo

roo

kangaroo
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