Definitions

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  • n. A type of blue sleeveless shirt worn by sheep shearers and labourers.

Etymologies

After the gun shearer John Robert (“Jacky” or “Jackie”) Howe, who in 1890 set a long-standing world record by shearing 321 sheep in 7 hours 40 minutes. He is said to have worn a shirt with the sleeves cut off. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Tips: only order steak no confit or jus within a thousand Ks, drink cans- lots and lots of cans, back the North Qld cowboys, and never wear anything other than a blue Jacky Howe singlet, shorts, a large hat & boots.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » FNQ

  • There's never been a better board since Jacky Howe expired

    Lachlan Tigers

  • Jacky Howe: "I think that Michael Kassner may have the most Thumbs for Blogs."

    TechRepublic Blogs

  • Lib Dem candidate for South Norfolk Jacky Howe says, "Ordinary people are paying far more than their fair share while the rich pay less than they should.

    Norfolk Blogger

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