An expression used in South Africa. Means "really", "truly", "honestly".

See also fair dinkum.
"I just got a new surfboard."
"Dinkum?"
"Ja, want me to show it to you?"
by Xaviana December 1, 2003
Australian slang; v, fair or true. To proclaim a fact or truth in a statement in such a manner.
Na mate, I'l tell ya what...the guy come roun he-gain..Il give to em right..bloody fair dinkum mate!"
by herbie January 22, 2004
Usually a term used to confirm the truth of a statement.
The origins of this term are disputed but a plausible one is that it came from the Victorian Goldfields where Chinese workers used the term Ding kum so confirm a deal that is honest and true.
Fair dinkum mate those shoes have seen better days.
by Parkmyute November 20, 2012
To mean that something is truthful. Fair share of work, truth, or honesty. Not kidding. Not 'taking the shit', as it were.
by Coihandel April 4, 2003
Bloke 1:" I drop-kicked me missus last night"
Blokes2:" fkn fair dinkum m8"
by iSlayeth-Thy-Lamb February 28, 2017
1)Australian Slang Word to express suprise.
2)Statement of acknowledgement.

Similar term to "No Sh!t"
1)Person A - I nearly had a car accident today!
Person B - Fair Dinkum?

2)Person A - It's going to cost me lot of money to fix the car.
Person B - Fair Dinkum
by Melbourne Dude March 3, 2005
(In addition to other definitions)

Incredulous disbelief, similar to bloody hell.
Fair dinkum mate, you didn't have to knock over the case of beer!
by youcantryreachingme June 7, 2005