jackeroo

1 of 2

noun

jack·​e·​roo
ˌjakəˈrü
plural -s
Australia
: a green hand working as an apprentice on a sheep ranch

jackeroo

2 of 2

intransitive verb

jack·​e·​roo
"
jackerooed; jackerooed; jackerooing; jackeroos
Australia
: to work as a jackeroo

Word History

Etymology

Noun

alteration of jackaroo, from jack entry 1 + -aroo (as in kangaroo)

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“Jackeroo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jackeroo. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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