Definition of wallah in English:


Line breaks: wal¦lah
Pronunciation: /ˈwɒlə


[in combination or with modifier] Indian or informal
1A person concerned or involved with a specified thing or business: a rickshaw-wallah
More example sentences
  • The early morning sound of the bell reminds you of the ice-cream wallah of a bygone era.
  • This is a follow up to the two-day summit in Delhi where 1500 delegates from 15 states participated and as many as 5000 good souls attended a rally including 50 cycle rickshaw wallahs!
  • Pakistan's emergence as the leading figure in the world of militant Islam owes a great deal to the oil wallahs from the Persian Gulf.
1.1A native or inhabitant of a specified place: Bombay wallahs


from the Hindi suffix -vālā 'doer' (commonly interpreted in the sense 'fellow'), from Sanskrit pālaka 'keeper'.

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