American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Genuine; authentic.
- adj. Superior; first-class.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. India Same as pucka.
- adj. absolutely first class and genuine
- From Hindi पक्का (pakkā) and Urdu پکا (pakkā), from Sanskrit पक्व (pakva, "cooked, roasted, baked"), from पचति (pácati, "to cook, bake, roast"). (Wiktionary)
- Hindi pakkā, cooked, ripe, from Sanskrit pakva-, from pacati, he cooks; see pekw- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“No doubt you could teach him how to 'pukka' properly too.”
“All were prepared to enjoy themselves on this occasion, as it was felt, on reviewing the past six months, during which time we had been fighting incessantly in "pukka" battles, in which we had acquitted ourselves not badly, that we had thoroughly earned a week or two of complete rest and quiet.”
“I have heard a distinction made between "pukka" padres and those who have not enjoyed the advantages of episcopal ordination.”
“Still he did feel that Miltoun was altogether too much the 'pukka' aristocrat -- no better than a Socialist, with his confounded way of seeing things all cut and dried; his ideas of forcing reforms down people's throats and holding them there with the iron hand!”
“Italian from Carluccio's is the use of the word "pukka" as a menu adjective.”
“The only thing that separates Jamie's Italian from Carluccio's is the use of the word "pukka" as a menu adjective.”
“Oliver first rose to worldwide fame as The Naked Chef, a boisterous hipster everyman who tossed around words like "pukka" with the emphatic and gratuitous self-assurance his American peers let fly "bam" and "yum-o," and who scooted about late Cool Britannia London from home to fishmonger to ethnic grocer to indie cheese shop and back home to the kitchen.”
“What do you mean by 'pukka' and 'not pukka' coldie?”
“So you want to learn how to cook but you can't bear all of those grisly celebrity chefs trying to seduce you with their 'pukka' recipes.”
“It was clear that Scoby was bound for a sad end, but I thought it would be from borrowing money, or for not being whatever the word for "pukka" is in West Africa, or for some terrible scandal with his job.”
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