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Definition of "pukka" [puk•ka]

  • Genuine; authentic. (adjective)
  • Superior; first-class. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pukka" in a sentence
  • "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."