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DINKUM

The Australian National Dictionary defines ‘dinkum’ as referring to work or ‘a due share of the work’. While the word is often thought to be Australian, it is recorded as having an English origin and can be found within the Lincolnshire dialect.

‘Fair dinkum’ first appeared in print (New South Wales) on 23 August 1879. A mare named Mabel galloped at Randwick and was described as being sent ‘fair dinkum’ over two miles. It continued to be used in connection with the racing industry before it slowly spread to other areas of Australian life.

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