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Dictionary of Australian Words And Terms

 

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JAB . A smart punch.
JACK THE PAINTER . Strong bush tea.
JACKAROO . A young man learning station work.
JACKASS . (See LAUGHING JACKASS).
JACKY WINTER . Vernacular name of the Brown Fly-Catcher Bird.
JAKE . All right; in order.
JANE . A woman.
JAW-BREAKER . Excessively long word.
JEW-FISH . Name applied to species of Sciaena antarticia.
JIFF . A brief period.
JIMMY . An immigrant. Word now obsolete.
JIMMY WOODSER . One who drinks alone.
JINKER . Contrivance for carrying wood in bush.
JO-JO . A hairy-faced person.
JOB, TO . To attack; to strike.
 
Old English 'word lottery' pick

Emolument : n. The profit arising from office, employment, or labor; gain; compensation; advantage; perquisites, fees, or salary.

 
A Dictionary of Australian Words And Terms by Gilbert H. Lawson, published originally in 1924 in Balmain, Sydney by the Direct Hosiery Company
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