pukka

pukka

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


Origin:
1690–1700; < Hindi pakkā cooked, ripe, mature

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pukka or pucka (ˈpʌkə)
 
adj
1.  properly or perfectly done, constructed, etc: a pukka road
2.  genuine: pukka sahib
 
[C17: from Hindi pakkā firm, from Sanskrit pakva]
 
pucka or pucka
 
adj
 
[C17: from Hindi pakkā firm, from Sanskrit pakva]

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