Definitions for jackaroo

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  1. jackaroo(Noun)

    A white man living outside white settlement.

  2. jackaroo(Noun)

    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.

  3. jackaroo(Verb)

    To work as a jackaroo.

    Bill has gone jackarooing out west.

  4. Origin: Obscure. Possibly from an Aboriginal term meaning ‘wandering white man’.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Jackaroo

    name given in Australia to a green-horn from England inexperienced in bush life.

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