One employed in a particular occupation or activity.
A kitchen wallah; rickshaw wallahs.
An important person in a particular field or organization.
(anglo-ind.) A person associated with a specified thing, function, or place.
(India) A servant or other person responsible for something, often specified after it, for example kitchen wallah.
Common misspelling of voilà.
Alternative Form of wallah - wallahi
Other Word Forms
Origin of wallah
- 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 per-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition