American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Australian A sheep.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sheep.
- n. Australia A sheep.
- Unknown, from pidgin, possibly from an Australian Aboriginal language, although it appears also to have moved from pidgin to Aboriginal. Numerous derivations have been proposed. (Wiktionary)
- Australian pidgin, perhaps from Kamilaroi (Aboriginal language of southeast Australia) dhimba. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And he sang as he stowed that jumbuck in his tucker bag”
“Once a jolly jumbuck camped by a billabong under the shade of a swaggie it seems and he sang and he watched while Conzinc mined uranium”
“He saw the slots of jumbuck, and, with a stir of anxiety, the recent pugmarks of a fanged leopard.”
“As a coin, a half-crown. jackaroo: (Jack + kangaroo; sometimes jackeroo) -- someone, in early days a new immigrant from England, learning to work on a sheep/cattle station (U.S. "ranch".) jim-jams: the horrors, d. t.'s jumbuck: a sheep (best known from Waltzing Matilda: "where's that jolly jumbuck, you've got in your tucker bag".) larrikin: anything from a disrespectful young man to a violent member of a gang ( "push").”
“He was crossing the country with his mathilda (bedroll) on his shoulders and killed a jumbuck (sheep)”
“Somewhere between the jolly swagman and jumbuck, he breaks off.”
“A jumbuck is known all over the world but only by it's English name and a tucker bag defies understanding by young folk even though they may know what 'tucker' is.”
“Down came a jumbuck to drink beside the billabong Up jumped the swagman and seized him with glee And he sang as he tucked to the jumbuck in his tucker-bag You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda”
““Where’s that jumbuck you’ve got in your tucker bag?””
““Who’s that jolly jumbuck you’ve got in your tucker bag?””
These user-created lists contain the word ‘jumbuck’.
sheep and more sheep and some
slang for sheep,films that feature sheep ,have you heard of sheeple?
Idiomatic wisdom from other countries and cultures. For some of the more obscure languages, expressions were found on the excellent site omniglot.com
donde ronca tigre..., a cada cerdo le l..., Поредити бабе и жабе, baba şi mitraliera, a otro perro con ..., llevar hierro al ..., no se le puede pe..., no se pescan truc..., ada udang di bali..., ropa inte hej för..., nu är det kokta f..., att lägga lök på ... and 210 more...
Australianisms & other Oz-related vocabulamary.
Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong
Under the shade of a coolibah tree
And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled,
"Who'll come a-waltzing matilda with me?"
I and a select group of friends find these funny. Quite often it is a different friend each time.
Words I heard there. Or from Australians.
note, job, ice, instant
Looking for tweets for jumbuck.