Burro vs Buroo - What's the difference?

burro | buroo |


As nouns the difference between burro and buroo

is that burro is a small donkey while buroo is (scotland|slang) the labour bureau; hence, unemployment benefits; the dole.

burro

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • a small donkey
  • See also

    * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l) ----

    buroo

    English

    Alternative forms

    *broo *burroo

    Noun

    (-)
  • (Scotland, slang) The Labour Bureau; hence, unemployment benefits; the dole.
  • *193? , (Lewis Grassic Gibbon), ‘Forsaken’, Smeddum , Canongate 2001:
  • *:Johnny kenned at once the coarse brute was drunk same as father was Friday nights when he got his money from the Broo .
  • *1990 , (Alasdair Gray), ‘Quiet People’, Canongate 2012 (Every Short Story 1951-2012 ), p. 461:
  • *:‘Anyway, MacFee is very good at stripping lead and copper and zinc and iron from old factories and houses that are going to be demolished – folk pay him to do that, and when work is short he never goes on the burroo .