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



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 Originlate 19th cent.: perhaps a blend of jack and kangaroo.