Fair Dinkum?

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Today Meggsie asked Fitzzy “Fair Dinkum?” after Fitzzy surprised him with more “Fitzzy Facts”. Some readers asked what ‘Fair Dinkum’ means.

Fair Dinkum (also shortened to “Dinkum?”) is Australian slang; meaning fair or true. To proclaim a fact or truth in a statement in such a manner. It also applies for people – genuine, honest people are said to be fair dinkum.

Eg. “I’ll tell ya what…that bloke’s fair dinkum!”

So, when a question mark follows the term, the person is asking “Are you for real?” or “Truly?”


 

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