wallah definition by Webster's New World
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a person connected with a particular thing or function
also sp. walla
Origin: Anglo-Indian ; from Hindi -wālā, a suffix of agency
wallah definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- One employed in a particular occupation or activity: a kitchen wallah; rickshaw wallahs.
- An important person in a particular field or organization: “the Ritz, a favorite haunt of Republican wallahs” (John Robinson).
Origin: From Hindi -vālā, pertaining to, connected with.