Definition of jilleroo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌjiləˈro͞o/

Entry from US English dictionary

(also jillaroo)


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.


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

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Syllabification: jill·er·oo

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