[ ding-kuhm ]
/ ˈdɪŋ kəm /
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Also fair din·kum [fair-ding-kuhm] /ˈfɛər ˈdɪŋ kəm/ .
Origin of dinkum
First recorded in 1890–95; origin uncertain, possibly from Lincolnshire dialect dincum, dinkum “work, hard work,” extended to mean “doing one's fair share of work”
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British Dictionary definitions for dinkum
/ (ˈdɪŋkəm) /
adjective Australian and NZ informal
genuine or righta dinkum bloke
fair dinkum genuine or true: used to emphasize the truth of something or in asking for the truth of something to be confirmedBack to the states? Fair dinkum?
dinkum oil archaic the truth
Word Origin for dinkum
C19: from English dialect: work, of unknown origin
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