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  • n. Alternative spelling of jackaroo.


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  • "jackeroo," or utility parlor-man, on one or other of the stations to which he carried introductions, that his young countryman had set before him as his goal.


  • North-Western Downs — the tender heart of a new jackeroo storekeeper was touched by the sight of two black boys quaking with the cold, the attire of each being limited to a singlet tugged down to its extreme limit.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • All the same, after a couple of years as a jackeroo on his uncle's sheep station in Australia, he chose to return to England and Cambridge in order to study modern languages.

    Patrick White - Existential Explorer

  • In a totally unrelated story, Prince Harry of Britain is spending three months in Australia as a jackeroo (ph).

    CNN Transcript Sep 23, 2003

  • For two years I worked as jackeroo, first in the mountainous southern New South

    Patrick White - Autobiography

  • One horse began kicking up, so, to give him no time for further pranks, I drove at a good round gallop, which quickly left the lovable jackeroo a speck in the distance.

    My Brilliant Career

  • Here goes for a full account of my first, my last, my only _real_ sweetheart, for I considered the professions of that pestiferous jackeroo as merely a grotesque caricature on the genuine article.

    My Brilliant Career

  • The words of the jackeroo the night before had struck home.

    My Brilliant Career

  • Miss Augusta had with the overseer on religion, and many other subjects; of one jackeroo who gabbed never-endingly about his great relations at home; another who incessantly clattered about spurs, whips, horses, and sport; and the third one -- Joe Archer -- who talked literature and trash with me.

    My Brilliant Career

  • In it she told me that she and my aunt were only just recovering from bad colds, and on account of the inclemency of the weather thought it unwise to come to town to meet me; but Frank Hawden, the jackeroo would take every care of me, settle the hotel bill, and tip the coach-driver.

    My Brilliant Career


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