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puk·kaalso 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.]
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(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]
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1. real; authentic: a pukka member of the establishment.
2. proper; socially correct.
[1690–1700; < Hindi pakkā cooked, ripe, mature]
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|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"
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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.
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pukka[ˈpʌkə] (British) adj (= genuine) → de première bourre
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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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