Definition of square dinkum in English:

square dinkum


informal, rareAustralian, New Zealand
  • Honest, above board; true. Also: fair, just. specifically Sport (of a game, match, etc.): fairly, honestly, or gamely contested; (also of a participant) playing, fighting, etc., with spirit, courage, and integrity.


Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). Either (i) from square + dinkum, after fair dinkum.


square dinkum

/ˌskwɛː ˈdɪŋkəm/