One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Genuine, original, or good.‘a true-blue ridgy-didge Aussie’
- ‘I suppose he was wanting to come over all ridgy-didge but, strike me pink, instead he ends up looking a right galah.’
- ‘Running a yarn to protect an in-house show is one thing - pretending it's a ridgy-didge story with real world protagonists just further demeans your image.’
1950s: from ridge, an old slang term meaning ‘gold, gold coin’.
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