jumbuck

/ˈdʒʌmbʌk / (say 'jumbuk)

noun Colloquial
a sheep.
{originally Australian pidgin; ? corruption of jump up}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • jumbuck — is an Australian word for a sheep . It is best known from Banjo Paterson s use of it in Waltzing Matilda. The two earliest appearances of the term show Aborigines using it in pidgin English: 1824 Methodist Missionary Society Records: To two… …   Australian idioms

  • Jumbuck — is an Australian term for sheep, featured in Banjo Paterson s poem Waltzing Matilda. It generally denotes a difficult to shear sheep, either large or untamed.The word is also the aborigine word for cloud , which is the image the indigenous people …   Wikipedia

  • jumbuck — /jum buk/, n. Australian. a sheep. [1815 25; perh. ult. < Kamilaroi dimba (meaning unknown), altered by assoc. with BUCK1; borrowed into Australian Pidgin E and thence into other Aboriginal languages] * * * …   Universalium

  • jumbuck — noun A sheep …   Wiktionary

  • Jumbuck — (young) sheep …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • jumbuck — Australian Slang (young) sheep …   English dialects glossary

  • jumbuck — n. sheep (term used in Australia) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jumbuck — [ dʒʌmbʌk] noun Austral. informal a sheep. Origin C19: perh. Austral. pidgin for jump up …   English new terms dictionary

  • jumbuck — jum·buck …   English syllables

  • jumbuck — n. Austral. colloq. a sheep. Etymology: Aboriginal …   Useful english dictionary

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