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dinkum

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adjective din·kum \ ˈdiŋ-kəm \

Definition of dinkum

Australia and New Zealand
:authentic, genuine often used with fair
  • I was fair dinkum about my interest in their culture
  • —Percy Trezise

Examples of dinkum in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of dinkum

English dialect dinkum, noun, work, share of work


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dinkum

adverb

Definition of dinkum

Australia and New Zealand
:truly, honestly often used with fair often used interjectionally

First Known Use of dinkum

1915


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