- pl. -·pas or -·pa a member of a Tibetan people living on the S slopes of the Himalaya Mountains in Nepal, known for their endurance at high elevations and often serving as guides for foreign mountain climbers
- [s-] a fabric with a woolly pile of polyester, cotton, etc., often used for linings of winter clothing
The sherpa is an experienced guide leading groups on climbs of Mt. Everest.
An example of a Sherpa is a skilled Tibetan mountain climber with endurance at high altitudes.
nounpl. Sherpa, or Sher·pas
(third-person singular simple present sherpas, present participle sherpaing, simple past and past participle sherpaed)
The verb derives from the noun.
- They can offer a surprising level of warmth because of the flannel and Sherpa linings they sometimes offer.
- Lined Suede Sherpa Ankle Boots: These ankle boots are available in plum and camel.
- It's lined in faux sherpa in the hood and has functional pockets.
- For those wanting to add warmth while keeping the classic look of a Levi's jean jacket, consider the flannel-lined Trucker jacket or the Opening Ceremony Trucker Jacket lined with Sherpa.
- For example, a Sherpa lined leather jacket is likely to cost more than $100 while your traditional blue jean jacket from Levi's without a special lining may cost you less than $50.