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wal·lahalso wal·la (wä′lä, wŏl′ə)
1. One employed in a particular occupation or activity: a kitchen wallah; rickshaw wallahs.
2. An important person in a particular field or organization: "the Ritz, a favorite haunt of Republican wallahs" (John Robinson).
[From Hindi -vālā, n. suff. indicating the person concerned with an item or engaged in an activity, from Prakrit pāla-, keeper, from Sanskrit pālaḥ, protector, herdsman, from pālayati, he brings across safely (as for example animals at a ford), protects variant of pārayati; see per- in Indo-European roots.]
(usually in combination) informal a person involved with or in charge of (a specified thing): the book wallah.
[C18: from Hindi -wālā from Sanskrit pāla protector]
or wal•la(ˈwɑ lɑ, -lə)
n., pl. -lahs or -las.
a person employed at or concerned with a particular thing, specified by the preceding word: a ticket wallah.
[1770–80; < Hindi -wālā]
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|Noun||1.||wallah - usually in combination: person in charge of or employed at a particular thing; "a kitchen wallah"; "the book wallah"|
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