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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