1. [mid-19C+] (US) an Australian; an Australian soldier; an Aborigine.
2. [late 19C–1900s] a thin, slope-shouldered person [the supposed resemblance to the animal].
[1910s] (Aus.) an impossible thing, often an unlikely story, often combined with ‘molasses mines’ or ‘goanna farms’ as the epitome of absurd impossibility.
[late 19C] (Aus.) a short-lived feminine affectation in which the hands were held palm-down at the breast, a pose reminiscent of the kangaroo.
[mid-19C+] (Aus.) Australia, thus Kangaroolander, Australian.
[1990s+] (Aus.) any beer (or wine) reckoned as poor quality; spec. Foster’s Lager.
[1940s+] (Aus.) defecation in a squatting position.
[1950s+] (US) a poker hand which resembles a straight but has a card or cards missing, thus a worthless hand.
1. [1960s+] Earls Court, London, base for many expatriate Australians.
2. attrib. use of sense 1.
[20C+] (Aus./N.Z.) to be eccentric, to be mentally unstable.
[1990s+] (Aus.) a phr. describing a fool.