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dinky-di Line breaks: dinky-di
Pronunciation: /ˌdɪŋkɪˈdʌɪ/
(also dinki-di)

Definition of dinky-di in English:


Australian /NZ informal
Another term for dinkum.
Example sentences
  • Fitzsimons - a grown man with no drug problem - is arguing not to worry about terrorists, because they'll love our lifestyle so much they'll becoming dinky-di aussies.
  • Lions Club representative Nicole Behiels dishes up some dinky-di Australian tucker during the Australia Day celebrations last year.
  • Twelve one-day games beef up the 2005 itinerary, but the warm-ups and the Tests - the dinky-di Ashes Tour - total only ten games.


Early 20th century: from dinkum, with a nonsensical final element.

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