Definition of roo in English:


Syllabification: roo
Pronunciation: /ro͞o


Australian informal
  • A kangaroo.
    More example sentences
    • I said, No, I used to, we used to shoot rabbits and roos and stuff, but we haven't been, it's just the target shooting.
    • Meanwhile, however, as they cleared the land and created and improved watering places for livestock, the settlers enabled the roos to multiply exponentially.
    • In much the same way that steers yield far better meat than cows in beef cattle, young male roos make the best eating.


early 20th century: shortened form.

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