Punka definition

pŭngkə
A fan used especially in India, made of a palm frond or strip of cloth hung from the ceiling and moved by a servant.
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Alternative spelling of punkah.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
punka
Plural:
punkas

Origin of punka

  • Hindi paṅkhá from Sanskrit pakṭakaḥ fan from pakṭaḥ wing

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition