kangaroo feather

/kæŋgəˈru fɛðə/ (say kangguh'rooh fedhuh)

noun World War I Colloquial (humorous)
the emu plume on the hat typically worn by a member of the Australian Light Horse: *What historian could hope to meet in one man an Australian Camelier, a legendary Light Horseman, a survivor of Gallipoli and one of the horsemen wearing their kangaroo feathers as they ride at the lead of Australia's biggest Anzac Day gathering? –patsy adam-smith, 1978.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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