Definitions for jackaroo
A white man living outside white settlement.
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.
To work as a jackaroo.
Bill has gone jackarooing out west.
Origin: Obscure. Possibly from an Aboriginal term meaning ‘wandering white man’.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
name given in Australia to a green-horn from England inexperienced in bush life.