Definition of jackaroo noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

jackaroo

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BrE BrE//ˌdʒækəˈruː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒækəˈruː//
 
(pl. jackaroos)(Australian English, New Zealand English, informal) Farm people
 
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a young man who is working on a farm in Australia/New Zealand to get experience compare jillaroo See related entries: Farm people Word Origin late 19th cent.: perhaps a blend of jack and kangaroo.