Definition of pukka in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpʌkə
(also pukkah)


  • 2British Excellent: hey, man, that shirt’s pukka
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    • Once you've seen someone naff wearing the goods, they just aren't pukka any more, not matter how expensive.
    • Khan says that the mafia has not only encroached the land by keeping articles of his bidi and cigarette shop but also has done some pucka construction work.


late 17th century: from Hindi pakkā 'cooked, ripe, substantial'.

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