Meaning of kangarooer in English:


Pronunciation /kaŋɡəˈruːə/


  • A person who takes part in a kangaroo drive.

    ‘as an experienced kangarooer, he knew the animal's tricks’
    • ‘Do you believe the kangarooer, Chris? Do you truly think he's dead?’
    • ‘With a pained expression the boss went to write the cheque, and the kangarooer murmured.’
    • ‘One character that intrigued him vastly was an old kangarooer.’
    • ‘Some kangarooer had camped here for a season and gone his way.’
    • ‘Many of the so-called "kangarooers" are notorious cattle and sheep-stealers.’


Early 19th century from kangaroo + -er.