Meaning of dinlo in English:

dinlo

(also dinlow)

Pronunciation /ˈdɪnləʊ/

noundinlos

South East English
  • A foolish or stupid person.

    ‘don't be such a dinlo’
    • ‘some dinlow pinched my grey rubbish bin’

adjective

South East English
  • Foolish or stupid.

    • ‘one of your dinlo mates been telling tales on me, have they?’

Origin

Late 19th century from Romani dinilō ‘foolish, stupid’ or (as noun) ‘fool’ use of the term is particularly associated with the Portsmouth area.