jillaroo

/dʒɪləˈru / (say jiluh'rooh)

noun
1. a young woman working on a sheep or cattle station to gain practical experience in the skills needed to become an owner, overseer, manager, etc. Compare jackaroo.
verb (i) (jillarooed, jillarooing)
2. to work as a jillaroo.
Also, jilleroo, jill. {jocular variation of jackaroo, the first element being construed as the given name Jack}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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