noundinlosSouth East English
A foolish or stupid person.‘don't be such a dinlo’
- ‘some dinlow pinched my grey rubbish bin’
adjectiveSouth East English
Foolish or stupid.
- ‘one of your dinlo mates been telling tales on me, have they?’
Late 19th century from Romani dinilō ‘foolish, stupid’ or (as noun) ‘fool’ use of the term is particularly associated with the Portsmouth area.
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