What Does PUKKA Mean?

PUKKA means "Genuine" or "Excellent." It is also a slang term for cannabis flower. Here is more information about each of these definitions of PUKKA.

Genuine or Excellent

PUKKA is a word of Hindi origin that was adopted into English during the British occupation of India. It's original Hindi meaning is "cooked" or "ripe." In English it is used to mean "genuine" or "excellent."

The British use of PUKKA was popularized by TV chef Jamie Oliver. It is now used in this context throughout the English-speaking world.

Cannabis Flower

In parts of the UK, PUKKA is used as a slang term for cannabis flower or bud, the smokable parts of the cannabis plant.

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meaning of PUKKA

PUKKA is usually an expression of approval or admiration.

Summary of Key Points for First Definition of PUKKA

"Genuine or Excellent" is the most common definition for PUKKA on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Genuine or Excellent
Type:Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 1
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for Second Definition

Among drug users, especially in the UK, PUKKA also means "Cannabis Flower."
Definition:Cannabis Flower
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 1
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at PUKKA

PUKKA is an English slang word of Hindi origin. Slang refers to words, phrases and uses of language that are regarded as very informal and which are often restricted to a special context or a particular group of users.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

The use of PUKKA to mean "genuine" or "excellent" long pre-dates the digital era.

Example of PUKKA Used in a Text


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