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pukka

Saltos de línea: pukka
Pronunciación: /ˈpʌkə
 
/
(also pukkah)

Definición de pukka en inglés:

adjetivo

informal
1Genuine: the more expensive brands are pukka natural mineral waters
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • When talking tipple, the conversation invariably turns to bubbly - carbonated, spritzed, Cap Classique or the real thing, pukka Champagne from France.
  • But we persuaded Gil we were actually pukka, so he allowed us to interview him.
  • This is your real pukka darts board, mind you, as seen on TV and everything.
Sinónimos
1.1Of or appropriate to high or respectable society: it wouldn’t be considered the pukka thing to do
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I've no pukkah university bred accent and belong to no high-powered ‘old boys network.’
  • Heat-jaded Sahibs and Memsahibs came here to escape the coast's hottest months, they invented snooker at the pukka Ooty Club and came to gossip at Charing Cross - locations were named by the British.
  • ‘He is very pukka, from upper middle class North Indian stock,’ one friend said.
Sinónimos
respectable, decorous, proper, genteel, formal, polite, conventional, right, correct, accepted, presentable, decent, smart;
British informal posh, top-notch, tip-top
2British Excellent: hey, man, that shirt’s pukka
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.

Origen

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

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