Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A female novice on a cattle station or sheep station.
- ‘Rachael Treasure - kelpie trainer, cattle farmer, jillaroo - couldn't live anywhere but in the country.’
- ‘Working as a jillaroo and rural journalist proved to be great fodder for her first novel Jillaroo, which is taking both country and city readers by storm.’
- ‘It may be clichéd, and it's certainly hard work, but nothing immerses you in outback life quite like a jackaroo (or jillaroo) training course.’
1940s: from the given name Jill, on the pattern of jackaroo.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.