Jackeroo

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jackeroo A young man living as an apprentice on a sheep station, or otherwise engaged in acquainting himself with colonial life.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Jack, + kangaroo,

Usage

In literature:

The jackeroo at the end of the verandah had awakened from his drunken sleep, but had not moved.
"Over the Sliprails" by Henry Lawson
Neil's, Jackeroo, Miss, 11.
"The Horsewoman" by Alice M. Hayes
He was a groom with a place at his master's table; he was a jackeroo who introduced station life into a town.
"Stingaree" by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
The jackeroo sighed as he replaced the cork after a very modest sip.
"The Shadow of a Man" by E. W. Hornung
He'd make a first-rate jackeroo.
"At Large" by E. W. Hornung
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