Definition of pukka adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpʌkə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌkə//
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  1. 1(old-fashioned) genuine; not a copy; appropriate in a particular social situation
  2. 2(informal) of very good quality Thanks—you’ve done a pukka job!
  3. Word Origin late 17th cent.: from Hindi pakkā ‘cooked, ripe, substantial’.