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dinkum Saltos de línea: din¦kum
Pronunciación: /ˈdɪŋkəm/
Australian /NZ informal

Definición de dinkum en inglés:

adjetivo

(Of an article or person) genuine, honest, true: a real dinkum bloke
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.

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Really, truly, honestly.

Frases

(the) dinkum oil

1
Australian /NZ informal The honest truth: what I am telling you is the dinkum oil
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • If you want the dinkum oil on the islands, he's your chap.
  • We were trying to find the “dinkum oil”, and we both hoped we would find it here.
  • You're stuck up a gum tree, and that's the dinkum oil.

fair (or square or straight) dinkum

2
Australian /NZ informal
Used to emphasize or seek confirmation of the genuineness or truth of something: Eric and his assistant are fair dinkum magicians ‘Burt’s just told me he’s packing up in a month.’ ‘Fair dinkum?’
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Don't worry about me; I swear to you, straight dinkum, that I am absolutely comfortable.
  • I'll buy you the best wedding bouquet in Ballarat — square dinkum, I will!
  • 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.
2.1Used to emphasize that behaviour complies with accepted standards: they were asking a lot for the car, but fair dinkum considering its list price
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • ‘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.

Origen

Late 19th century: of unknown origin.

Más
  • In the late 19th century dinkum, an English dialect word meaning ‘hard work, honest toil’, took up residence in Australasia. In fair dinkum it can describe an honest, straightforward person, a genuine article, or acceptable behaviour, and is particularly used to emphasize or seek confirmation of the genuineness or truth of something.

Palabras que riman con dinkum

modicum • hypericum

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