Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Genuine; real.
  • adverb Honestly; truly.

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  • noun Australia, slang Truth.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From English dialectal and Australian, work.]

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Unknown, possibly from Lincolnshire dialect. First use (as a noun) from 1888.

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