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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Sunday 21st April 2024
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dinkum (adjective and adverb) DIN-kum

Real, genuine, honest, genuinely, honestly.

If we are dinkum in our desire to commit to a long-term strategy of generational reform we will have to address the unmentionable issue of Melanesian migration to Australia.

Charlie Lynn, NSW Hansard, 23 February 2005.
NSW Hansard

Not all unionists followed these traitors, however, and many dinkum Australians within the union movement defied the calls of the communists.

Charlie Lynn, NSW Hansard, 7 April 2005. NSW Hansard

So along comes Michael J. (Crocodile) Dundee, a nostalgically dinkum Aussie character with all the traits of a true ''battler'' - tough, reliable, outgoing, a friend to his mates, a sucker.

C.C. O'Hanlon, The New York Times, 21 September 1986. New York Times

There were never two more dinkum Aussies — down-to-earth, chauvinistic and intractable, yet a world apart in their lifestyles and attitudes to the game.

John Woodcock, The Times, 20 July 2005. The Times

The country of macho sporting attitudes and marsupials is literally eating its heritage: roast kangaroo and humble pie are on the dinkum Aussie menu this weekend.

Simon Hughes, Telegraph, 14 November 2005. Telegraph

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