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



BrE BrE//ˌdʒɪləˈruː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒɪləˈruː//
(pl. jillaroos) (Australian English, informal) Farm people
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a young woman who is working on a farm in Australia/New Zealand to get experience compare jackaroo See related entries: Farm people Word Origin1940s: from the given name Jill, on the pattern of jackaroo.