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1‘it wouldn't be considered the pukka thing to do’
respectable, decorous, proper, genteel, formal, polite, conventional, right, correct, accepted, presentable, decent, smart
comme il faut
British informal posh, top-notch, tip-top
2‘their old van was up against pukka racing cars’
genuine, authentic, proper, actual, real, true, bona fide, veritable, original, not copied, legitimate
informal kosher, the real McCoy
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