adjectiveAustralian/New Zealand • informal
- (Of an article or person) genuine: Andy’s dinkum hat from AustraliaMore example sentences
- By the time I arrived scenes reminiscent of the end of World War II were already underway, but I interrupted the spontaneous dancing to grab these quotes from dinkum Aussies who have been doing it tough.
- It is light and satisfying, the flakiness - the result of using real butter, unbleached flour and no preservatives - is the dinkum deal.
- Which was just as well, really - for as every dinkum Aussie knows, booing the Prime Minister at sporting events is the Australian way.
- Used to emphasize that or query whether something is genuine or true: it’s a fair dinkum Aussie weddingMore example sentences
- No, fair dinkum that's what Mr Stanhope said in answer to a question from the ALP's Senator Sue Mackay who had asked how Telstra could justify the new charge, which starts in July.
- ‘It's fair dinkum, mate,’ said Don, with a straight face.
- That's about seven questions, Tony, fair dinkum.
- Used to emphasize that behavior complies with accepted standards: they were asking a lot for the car, but fair dinkum considering its list priceMore example sentences
- ‘We have been making hard decisions to show that this guarantee is fair dinkum, that our low interest rate guarantee is fair dinkum,’ he declared.
- But to show just how fair dinkum and innocent of any charges or accusations they are - their lawyers have writs virtually flying out the door that will legally prove the media are liars and character assassins.
- At Albrecht, the crowd was down, but with two neutral umpires centre stage and vital premiership points on offer, play was fair dinkum from the first delivery.
late 19th century: of unknown origin.
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