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pukka

or pucka

[puhk-uh] /ˈpʌk ə/
adjective, Indian English.
1.
genuine, reliable, or good; proper.
Origin of pukka
1690-1700
First recorded in 1690-1700, pukka is from the Hindi word pakkā cooked, ripe, mature
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pukka

/ˈpʌkə/
adjective (esp in India)
1.
properly or perfectly done, constructed, etc: a pukka road
2.
genuine: pukka sahib
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi pakkā firm, from Sanskrit pakva
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