One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An unsophisticated or unintelligent person, especially someone from the countryside; a bumpkin.‘why was she working with such a bunch of dubbos?’
- ‘Dopes, dubbos and incompetents, the lot of them.’
- ‘What do you think we are, dubbos?’
- ‘You're not such a dubbo after all.’
- ‘A calculator is provided to help you dubbos.’
1980s: from the name of a famous farming town in New South Wales.
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