straight dinkum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variation of fair dinkum.

Adjective[edit]

straight dinkum (not comparable)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, slang) Genuine, honest, fair and square.
    • 1977, Katherine Mansfield, The Letters and Journals of Katherine Mansfield: A Selection, page 96,
      My precious, please don′t ever send me a penny of extra money. That is very straight dinkum.

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Adverb[edit]

straight dinkum (not comparable)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, slang) Truly, honestly.
    • 1922, Katherine Mansfield, At The Bay,
      “Say, cross my heart straight dinkum.”
    • 1983, John Middleton Murry, The Letters of John Middleton Murry to Katherine Mansfield, page 178,
      This morning, I promise cross my heart straight Dinkum (is that right?) will be the last, the very last, of our awful moments.
    • 1990, Norman Lindsay, Keith Wingrove (editor), Norman Lindsay on Art, Life, and Literature, page 41,
      [] she said scornfully, “One of the girls gave it to you. Tell me at once who it was.”
      “Cripes, no, straight dinkum. I just picked it up.”

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