pukka

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From Hindi पक्का (pakkā, certain, sure), Punjabi ਪੱਕਾ (pakkā, mature, ripe; cooked; strong, substantial; genuine, sound, true, valid) and Urdu پکا (pakkā, mature, ripe; cooked; strong, substantial; genuine, sound, true, valid), from Sanskrit पक्व (pakva, baked, cooked, roasted), from पचति (pacati, to bake, cook, roast).

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pukka (comparative more pukka, superlative most pukka)

  1. (originally South Asia) Genuine or authentic; hence of behaviour: correct, socially acceptable or proper.
  2. Superior or of high quality; first-class.
  3. (Britain, slang) Excellent, fantastic, great.

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