fair dinkum

fair dinkum see DINKUM(Cf. ↑dinkum).
Main Entry: fair
fair dinkum used to emphasize that or query whether something is genuine or true.
Main Entry: dinkum

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  • fair dinkum — /fɛə ˈdɪŋkəm/ (say fair dingkuhm) Colloquial –adjective 1. true; genuine: *Uluru … the highlight of a patriotic pilgrimage to our harsh yet spectacular interior, which every fair dinkum Aussie is expected to make at least once in their lifetime.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • fair dinkum — 1. adjective genuine, honest, fair and square Are you fair dinkum ?. are you telling me the truth ? ; do you really mean that ? Syn: genuine, honest …   Wiktionary

  • fair dinkum — Australian, informal true or honest. I didn t believe her at first but she swore the story was fair dinkum. He s a fair dinkum sort of guy he wouldn t lie to you …   New idioms dictionary

  • fair dinkum — adjective Etymology: fair (II) slang Australia : unquestionably good or genuine : excellent often used as a general expression of approval these cigars are good fair dinkum …   Useful english dictionary

  • fair dinkum — fair din|kum [ˌfeə ˈdıŋkəm US ˌfer ] adj AusE spoken real or true …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fair dinkum — adj Australian just, honest, equable, worthy of approval. This well known Australian ism originated in a Victorian British dialect version of fair play or fair share . (The exact origin of the dinkum com ponent is not clear.) …   Contemporary slang

  • fair dinkum — see dinkum. → fair …   English new terms dictionary

  • fair dinkum — Australian. dinkum. * * * …   Universalium

  • Fair dinkum — true, genuine; assertion of truth or genuineness …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • fair dinkum — Australian Slang true, genuine; assertion of truth or genuineness …   English dialects glossary

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