- Anglo-Ind. good or first-rate of its kind
- Brit., Informal upper-class
- Brit. genuine; authentic
Origin of pukkaHindi pakka, ripe, of full weight, cooked from Sanskrit pakva from Indo-European base an unverified form pekw-, to cook
- Genuine; authentic.
- Superior; first-class.
Origin of pukkaHindi pakkā cooked, ripe from Sanskrit pakva- from pacati he cooks ; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more pukka, superlative most pukka)