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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.]
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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]
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(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.
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(Austral inf)
adjecht; a (fair) dinkum Aussieein waschechter Australier, eine waschechte Australierin
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Others of note among a classy entry of 15 are Mick Easterby's Aetna, who won a Listed race on Town Moor on the final day of last season, Marco Botti's Naadirr, Richard Fahey's Heaven's Guest and David Elsworth's Justice Day, while Dinkum Diamond seeks a repeat.
Dinkum Diamond would perhaps not want too much more rain, but is clearly suited by the conditions of this race judged by his convincing success in last year's renewal.
Henry Candy will run both Amour Propre and Dinkum Diamond while Epsom Dash winner Stone Of Folca is also there.
Some were undecided and many swans stayed Mute, But the Black Swans thought fair dinkum and said "You little beaut!" Things had turned out all white for the Snow Geese and the Smews.
"It will also send a message to the teams we are playing in the Grand Slam leg of the tour that we are fair dinkum.
Fresh Shakes from Dinkum Products is the leading branded thickshake concept.
He is remembered by colleagues as having been 'a fair dinkum soldier, and a good instructor'.
When asked about the reaction to possible demands for heavy reduction targets in some sensitive areas such as energy, water and footprint impacts, he said 'We're dinkum about getting this right.
'Shane saw the ball and tried to ruck it out of his hands --which is 'fair dinkum', as they say here.