Definition of puckeroo in English:

puckeroo

adjective

NZ
  • Broken; useless.

    • ‘I reckon something is puckeroo here.’
    • ‘‘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.’

verb

puckerooed
NZ
  • with object, often as adjective Ruin or break.

    ‘he had a compass but it was puckerooed’
    • ‘Accept that your position is puckerooed!’
    • ‘And he looked at it and said ‘puckerooed, eh?’ and laughed.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

puckeroo

/ˌpʌkəˈruː/