dinkum

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1din·kum

adjective \ˈdiŋ-kəm\

Definition of DINKUM

Australian & New Zealand
:  authentic, genuine —often used with fair <I was fair dinkum about my interest in their culture — Percy Trezise>

Examples of DINKUM

  1. <somewhat surprised to learn that our guide through the outback was a fair dinkum crocodile hunter>

Origin of DINKUM

English dialect dinkum, noun, work, share of work
First Known Use: 1905

2dinkum

adverb

Definition of DINKUM

Australian & New Zealand
:  truly, honestly —often used with fair —often used interjectionally

First Known Use of DINKUM

1915

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