Meaning of dinlo in English:

dinlo

(also dinlow)

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 Romany dinilō ‘foolish, stupid’ or (as noun) ‘fool’ use of the term is particularly associated with the Portsmouth area.

Pronunciation

dinlo

/ˈdɪnləʊ/