rouseabout noun

  1. Australian and NZ an unskilled labourer in a shearing shedAlso called: roustabout

Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Examples from the Web for rouseabout Historical Examples of rouseabout

  • From the rouseabout we found that Eversofar and Bingong were also gone.

    Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete

    Gilbert Parker

  • And presently I saw the little “tin” house where the out-station boss lived, and the tent I shared with my chum the “rouseabout.”

    A Tramp’s Notebook

    Morley Roberts

  • The next morning, at breakfast-time, a rouseabout brought us a piece of paper which had been nailed to the sandal-tree.

    Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete

    Gilbert Parker

  • Bill and Jim—shearer and rouseabout—sat at a table playing cards.

    Joe Wilson and His Mates

    Henry Lawson

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