Definition of Jackaroo

1. n. A young man living as an apprentice on a sheep station, or otherwise engaged in acquainting himself with colonial life.

2. v. i. To be a jackaroo; to pass one's time as a jackaroo.

Definition of Jackaroo

1. Noun. (Australia Queensland obsolete) A white man living outside white settlement. ¹

2. Noun. (Australia) A trainee station manager or owner, working as a stockman or farm hand; formerly, a young man of independent means working at a station in a supernumerary capacity to gain experience. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To work as a jackaroo. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jackaroo

1. jackeroo [n -ROOS] - See also: jackeroo

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jackaroo

jack the lad
jackal
jackal buzzard
jackal buzzards
jackalled
jackalling
jackalope
jackalopes
jackals
jackanape
jackanaperies
jackanapery
jackanapes
jackanapeses
jackaroo (current term)
jackarooed
jackarooesse
jackarooesses
jackarooing
jackaroos
jackarse
jackarses

Literary usage of Jackaroo

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases and Usages with by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"1 jackaroo, n. a name for a Colonial Experience (qv), a young man fresh from ... 74 : " We went most of the way by rail and coach, and then a jackaroo met ..."

2. Australian Life in Town and Country by Ernest Charles Buley (1905)
"The jackaroo is the victim of all the practical jokes, and the central figure ... One of the best-known jackaroo stories relates to the experiences of two ..."

3. Australian Byways: The Narrative of a Sentimental Traveler by Norman Duncan (1915)
"Now the young jackaroo—bound out for a whack at life—described the Melbourne Cup. Ah, my word (said he)—but the Melbourne Cup! In the fall of the year, ..."

4. A Wanderer's Song of the Sea by Charles Augustus Keeler (1902)
"... That same good-fer-nothin' ordinary son-of-a- jackaroo. I say but it wuz jolly good ter see th' begger run, 'E struck off like an emu when th' larrikin ..."

5. Australia by Jo Ellen Moore (1999)
"jackaroo—cowboy, ranch hand Jumbuck-sheep Mate-good friend or buddy Mozzie-mosquito ... A jackaroo had to call his cobber to help catch some runaway ..."

6. Tommy Cornstalk: Being Some Account of the Less Notable Features of the by John Henry Macartney Abbott (1902)
"The latter is a jackaroo. Not that he remains a jackaroo always. There is no one in the world better gifted by nature to become an ' overseer,' but here, ..."

7. In the Line of Battle: Soldiers' Stories of the War edited by Walter Wood (1916)
"Before that I was a jackaroo on a twenty-thousand acre station. What is a jackaroo ? Well, a cross between a kangaroo and a wallaroo, and applied to a man, ..."

8. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases and Usages with by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"1 jackaroo, n. a name for a Colonial Experience (qv), a young man fresh from ... 74 : " We went most of the way by rail and coach, and then a jackaroo met ..."

9. Australian Life in Town and Country by Ernest Charles Buley (1905)
"The jackaroo is the victim of all the practical jokes, and the central figure ... One of the best-known jackaroo stories relates to the experiences of two ..."

10. Australian Byways: The Narrative of a Sentimental Traveler by Norman Duncan (1915)
"Now the young jackaroo—bound out for a whack at life—described the Melbourne Cup. Ah, my word (said he)—but the Melbourne Cup! In the fall of the year, ..."

11. A Wanderer's Song of the Sea by Charles Augustus Keeler (1902)
"... That same good-fer-nothin' ordinary son-of-a- jackaroo. I say but it wuz jolly good ter see th' begger run, 'E struck off like an emu when th' larrikin ..."

12. Australia by Jo Ellen Moore (1999)
"jackaroo—cowboy, ranch hand Jumbuck-sheep Mate-good friend or buddy Mozzie-mosquito ... A jackaroo had to call his cobber to help catch some runaway ..."

13. Tommy Cornstalk: Being Some Account of the Less Notable Features of the by John Henry Macartney Abbott (1902)
"The latter is a jackaroo. Not that he remains a jackaroo always. There is no one in the world better gifted by nature to become an ' overseer,' but here, ..."

14. In the Line of Battle: Soldiers' Stories of the War edited by Walter Wood (1916)
"Before that I was a jackaroo on a twenty-thousand acre station. What is a jackaroo ? Well, a cross between a kangaroo and a wallaroo, and applied to a man, ..."

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