Definition of puckeroo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpʌkəˈruː/


Broken; useless.
Example sentences
  • ‘I’m puckeroo!’ people used to say around me in the past, meaning they were worn out or not quite well, but I have not heard the word for years.
  • I reckon something is puckeroo here.


[with object, often as adjective] (puckerooed)
Ruin or break: he had a compass but it was puckerooed
More example sentences
  • And he looked at it and said ‘puckerooed, eh?’ and laughed.
  • Accept that your position is puckerooed!


Late 19th century (as a verb): from Maori pakaru 'broken'.

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