What is the origin of the phrase, “kangaroo court”?

  1. ngureco profile image82
    ngurecoposted 3 years ago

    What is the origin of the phrase, “kangaroo court”?

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  2. tsmog profile image83
    tsmogposted 3 years ago

    I did have to look it up. Oddly it is an U.S. term originating with the 'gold rush' days. It had to do with claim jumpers. It seems to deal with jumping over or leaping upon an existing claim.

 
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