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puk·ka

also puck·a  (pŭk′ə)
adj. Chiefly British
1. Genuine; authentic.
2. Superior; first-class.

[Hindi pakkā, cooked, ripe, from Sanskrit pakva-, from pacati, he cooks; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.]

pukka

(ˈpʌkə) or

pucka

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

puk•ka

(ˈpʌk ə)

adj. Brit.
1. real; authentic: a pukka member of the establishment.
2. proper; socially correct.
[1690–1700; < Hindi pakkā cooked, ripe, mature]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pukka - absolutely first class and genuine; "pukka sahib"; "pukka quarters with a swarm of servants"
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"

pukka

adjective (Anglo-Indian)
1. genuine, official, authentic, real, proper, on the level (informal), bona fide, dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal), the real McCoy He bought a pukka, rear-drive sports car.
2. proper, formal, smart, conventional, decent, posh (Brit. informal), respectable, correct, polite, genteel, presentable, decorous a pukka English gentleman
Translations

pukka

[ˈpʌkə] ADJ (Brit) (= real) → auténtico, genuino; (= posh) → esnob, elegante, lujoso

pukka

[ˈpʌkə] (British) adj (= genuine) → de première bourre

pukka

, pucka
adj (inf) (= genuine)echt; (= proper)anständig (inf); (= excellent)eins a (inf), → erstklassig; (= posh, upper-class)vornehm; pukka sahibGentleman m

pukka

[ˈpʌkə] adj (fam) (genuine) → originale, autentico/a; (excellent) → eccellente, di prim'ordine
he's a pukka sahib (Brit) → è un vero gentleman
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