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 (dĭn′kəm) Australian
Genuine; real.
Honestly; truly.

[Originally Australian dialectal, fair share of work, from English dialectal (Lincolnshire and Derbyshire) dincum, dinkum, work; perhaps akin to English dialectal (Gloucestershire) ding, to work, perhaps from Middle English ding, to work, perhaps from Middle English dingen, to strike, hammer, thresh; see ding2.]


1. genuine or right: a dinkum bloke.
2. fair dinkum genuine or true: used to emphasize the truth of something or in asking for the truth of something to be confirmed: Back to the states? Fair dinkum?.
3. dinkum oil archaic the truth
[C19: from English dialect: work, of unknown origin]


(ˈdɪŋ kəm)

adj. Australian.
genuine; authentic.
[1890–95; of obscure orig.]
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adjective (Austral. & N.Z. informal) genuine, honest, natural, frank, sincere, candid, upfront (informal), artless, guileless He was a fair dinkum bloke with no pretensions.


(Austral inf)
adjecht; a (fair) dinkum Aussieein waschechter Australier, eine waschechte Australierin
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