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bullocky Line breaks: bul|locky
Pronunciation: /ˈbʊləki/

Definition of bullocky in English:

noun (plural bullockies)

Australian /NZ informal , historical
A bullock driver.
Example sentences
  • Out of her pages rise a parade of characters, each with a story to enact: a Bolshoi ballet mistress, morning magpies, the odd cousin, unborn children, a retired BBC reviewer, a bullocky, the Queen at her coronation.
  • Often on such occasions the bullocky's dog would sit guarding its master's tuckerbox and possessions while he was away seeking help.
  • The bullockies, and from 1853 Spanish muleteers from Uruquay, travelled in long convoys, and where they made camp for the night little inns sprung up and around these small townships grew, each about fifteen kilometres apart.

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