pukka

or puck·a

[ puhk-uh ]
/ ˈpʌk ə /

adjective Indian English.

genuine, reliable, or good; proper.

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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 pukka

pukka

pucka

/ (ˈpʌkə) /

adjective (esp in India)

properly or perfectly done, constructed, etca pukka road
genuinepukka sahib

Word Origin for pukka

C17: from Hindi pakkā firm, from Sanskrit pakva
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