Jackaroo Jack`a*roo", n. Also Jackeroo Jack`e*roo" [Jack + kangaroo.] A young man living as an apprentice on a sheep station, or otherwise engaged in acquainting himself with colonial life. [Colloq., Australia] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Jackaroo — may refer to:Occupation * Jackaroo (or Jackeroo) a young man gaining practical experience on a sheep or cattle property, to acquire the practical skills needed to become a manager of a property or station.Vehicles: * Jackaroo, Holden Jackaroo,… …   Wikipedia

  • Jackaroo — Jack a*roo , v. i. To be a jackaroo; to pass one s time as a jackaroo. [Colloq., Australia] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jackaroo — [jak΄ə ro͞o′] n. alt. sp. of JACKEROO …   English World dictionary

  • jackaroo — UK [ˌdʒækəˈruː] / US [ˌdʒækəˈru] noun [countable] Word forms jackaroo : singular jackaroo plural jackaroos Australian informal a young man who is learning to work on a sheep or cattle farm …   English dictionary

  • jackaroo — 1. noun Young or inexperienced stockman or farm hand. 2. verb To work as a jackaroo. Bill has gone jackarooing out west. See Also: jillaroo …   Wiktionary

  • jackaroo — [ˌdʒakə ru:] (also jackeroo) Austral./NZ informal noun a young, inexperienced worker on a sheep or cattle station. verb work as a jackaroo. Origin C19: perh. a blend of jack1 and kangaroo …   English new terms dictionary

  • jackaroo — /dʒækəˈru / (say jakuh rooh) noun 1. a young man working on a sheep or cattle station, to gain practical experience in the skills needed to become an owner, overseer, manager, etc. Compare jillaroo. 2. Qld Obsolete a white man living away from a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • jackaroo — /jak euh rooh /, n., pl. jackaroos, v.i., jackarooed, jackarooing. Australian. jackeroo. * * * …   Universalium

  • JACKAROO —    name given in Australia to a green horn from England inexperienced in bush life …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Jackaroo — a male station hand (a station is a big farm/grazing property); station hand, usually trainee manager, often the son of another landowner sent to work on other properties to learn different methods, soils, breeds, etc..; 2. work as a trainee on… …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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