pucka

[puhk-uh]

pukka

or puck·a

[puhk-uh]
adjective Indian English.
  1. genuine, reliable, or good; proper.

Origin of pukka

First recorded in 1690–1700, pukka is from the Hindi word pakkā cooked, ripe, mature
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British Dictionary definitions for pucka

pucka

adjective
  1. a less common spelling of pukka

pukka

pucka

adjective (esp in India)
  1. properly or perfectly done, constructed, etca pukka road
  2. genuinepukka sahib

Word Origin for pukka

C17: from Hindi pakkā firm, from Sanskrit pakva
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