Jackaroo definition

jakəro͝o
(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.
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(intransitive) To work as a jackaroo.

Bill has gone jackarooing out west.

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Noun

Singular:
jackaroo
Plural:
jackaroos

Origin of jackaroo

  • Obscure. Possibly from an Aboriginal term meaning ‘wandering white man’.

    From Wiktionary