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dinkum

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adjective din·kum \ˈdiŋ-kəm\

Definition of dinkum

Australia and New Zealand

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1905


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dinkum

adverb din·kum

Definition of dinkum

Australia and New Zealand

  1. :  truly, honestly —often used with fair —often used interjectionally

1915

First Known Use of dinkum

1915


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