Dinkin flicka is an ambiguous expression with a number of meanings:
- Shit occurs
- That’s life / C’est la vie
- Recover from it
It’s a phrase used when life doesn’t go as deliberate, or unlucky occasions come your manner.
For instance, your mate tells you that his girlfriend broke up with him. There may be not a lot you may say nor do, simply “dinkin flicka”.
Origin of the term
A variation of the expression, “dinkin flicker” has been round since the 70’s and was primarily utilized in black communities, as it’s outlined above.
It’s first point out in the media was by the character “Ralphie” in A Christmas Story from 1983. “Ralphie” used it as a made up curse phrase, though the slang already existed with a special meaning.
Unfold of the term
The slang has been round since the 70’s, nonetheless, it wasn’t very talked-about till it was talked about in season 2 of the comedy TV sequence The Workplace.
In episode 18, character “Michael” asks “Darryl”, who’s black, to educate him some slang phrases from “the hood”, and “dinkin flicka” is one of them.
“Michael” then proceeds to use the slang in conditions the place issues don’t go his manner.
Somebody cropped a brief minimize from the scene the place “Michael” makes use of the slang term, and the minimize is now circulating the web as a GIF.