pukka

or puck·a

[puhk-uh]
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adjective Indian English.

genuine, reliable, or good; proper.

Nearby words

  1. puka,
  2. pukatea,
  3. puke,
  4. pukeko,
  5. pukey,
  6. pukka sahib,
  7. puku,
  8. pul,
  9. pula,
  10. pulao

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

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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