Definition of dinky-di in English:

dinky-di

(also dinki-di)

adjective

Australian, NZ
informal
  • another term for dinkum
    • ‘Fitzsimons - a grown man with no drug problem - is arguing not to worry about terrorists, because they'll love our lifestyle so much they'll becoming dinky-di aussies.’
    • ‘Twelve one-day games beef up the 2005 itinerary, but the warm-ups and the Tests - the dinky-di Ashes Tour - total only ten games.’
    • ‘Lions Club representative Nicole Behiels dishes up some dinky-di Australian tucker during the Australia Day celebrations last year.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from dinkum, with a nonsensical final element.

Pronunciation

dinky-di

/ˌdɪŋkɪˈdʌɪ/