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Pukka sahib

Pukka sahib is a slang term taken from Punjabi words for "Absolute" and "master", but meaning "true gentleman" or "excellent fellow". The expression was used in the British Empire to describe Europeans or to describe an attitude which British administrators were said to affect, that of an "aloof, impartial, incorruptible arbiter of the political fate of a large part of the earth's surface".

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