Posted by Word Camel on January 14, 2005
In Reply to: Rinky dink posted by stephen haugh on January 14, 2005
: rinky dink was a'incidental music jingle theme' used by dave lee travis to introduce his dlt show on radio 1 during the 60s/70s.
According to the OED, the first printed reference occured back in 1912.
It means "Something that is worn out or antiquated; a worthless object. spec. a cheap place of entertainment. Also in phr. to give (someone) the rinky-dink and varr., to cheat or swindle (someone)."
Showing off her birthday present :)