a wealthy but stupid and/or unpleasant person. A late 1980s acronym from 'loads of money but a real dickhead', coined by yuppies to refer particularly to young moneymakers in the City of Lon-don, on the lines of expressions such as dinky, nimby, etc. The word's resonance is enhanced by the role of London's Lom-bard Street as the home of banking and insurance companies. (The historical Lombards were incidentally a 6th-cen-tury Germanic people who invaded northern Italy and became known as money-lenders.)
► 'If they were not Sloanes or yuppies they had to be dinkies (dual income no kids), lombards (lots of money but a real dick-head) or even swells (single women earning lots of lolly).' (Evening Standard magazine, May 1988)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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