Cockatoo farmer

farmer, especially one who farms in a small way

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • cockatoo farmer — Australian Slang farmer, especially one who farms in a small way …   English dialects glossary

  • cockatoo — I. /kɒkəˈtu / (say kokuh tooh) noun 1. any of various large gregarious parrots of the family Cacatuidae, of Australia, New Guinea and eastern Indonesia, having powerful hooked bills, erectile crests, and loud screeching calls; many species are… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cockatoo — 1. white, created parrot; a small scale farmer, particularly in Queensland; 2. a look out posted at an illegal gathering (in particular when gambling, esp. two up) to warn of the approach of police (so called because the cockatoo is known for its …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • cockatoo — Australian Slang 1. white, created parrot; a small scale farmer, particularly in Queensland; 2. a look out posted at an illegal gathering (in particular when gambling, esp. two up) to warn of the approach of police (so called because the cockatoo …   English dialects glossary

  • cockatoo — n. 1 any of several parrots of the family Cacatuinae, having powerful beaks and erectile crests. 2 Austral. & NZ colloq. a small farmer. Etymology: Du. kaketoe f. Malay kakatua, assim. to COCK(1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Carnaby's black-cockatoo — /ˌkanəbiz blæk kɒkəˈtu/ (say .kahnuhbeez blak kokuhtooy) noun → short billed black cockatoo. Also, Carnaby s cockatoo. {named after JC Carnaby, 1908–74, Australian farmer and ornithologist} …   Australian English dictionary

  • stringybark cockatoo — /ˌstrɪŋibak kɒkəˈtu/ (say .stringeebahk kokuh tooh) noun a farmer who farms the poorest land, on which only stringybark gums will naturally grow: *I got a job of reaping off a stringybark cockatoo. –anon, old bush songs, n.d …   Australian English dictionary

  • cocky — A farmer. In Australia there are cow cockies, cane cockies and wheat cockies. Cocky arose in the 1840s and is an abbreviation of cockatoo farmer. This was then a disparaging term for small scale farmers, probably because of their habit of using a …   Australian idioms

  • cocky — I Australian Slang 1. cockatoo; 2. white, created parrot; 3. small scale farmer, particularly in Queensland; 4. cockroach; 5. follow the occupation of a farmer (abbreviation of cockatoo + y) II Australian English Small scale farmer …   English dialects glossary

  • Mary Ann Bugg — (7 May 1834[1] – 22 April 1905[2]) was one of two notable female bushrangers in mid 19th century Australia. Contents 1 Early years 2 Relationship with Fred Ward …   Wikipedia


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