Definition of jilleroo in English:

Share this entry

jilleroo

Pronunciation: /ˌjiləˈro͞o/

Entry from US English dictionary

(also jillaroo)

noun

Australian informal
A young woman working on a sheep or cattle station to gain experience.
Example sentences
  • For the jackeroos and jilleroos on their four days off it is just beginning.
  • There you will be instructed in and practice some of the skills used by jackeroos and jilleroos.
  • So here are a few shots of jilleroos doing their thing.

Origin

1940s: from the given name Jill, on the pattern of jackeroo.

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.