pukka

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From Hindi पक्का (pakkā) and Urdu پکا (pakkā), from Sanskrit पक्व (pakva, cooked, roasted, baked), from पचति (pácati, to cook, bake, roast).

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pukka (comparative more pukka, superlative most pukka)

  1. genuine or authentic
  2. superior or of high quality; first-class
    • 1884, Kipling, The Gate of the Hundred Sorrows
      Mind you, it was a pukka, respectable opium-house, and not one of those stifling, sweltering chandoo-khanas, that you can find all over the City.
  3. ripe (of fruit)
  4. fully cooked (of food)

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