Wallah definitions

wä'lä, wŏl'ə
One employed in a particular occupation or activity.

A kitchen wallah; rickshaw wallahs.

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An important person in a particular field or organization.
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A person associated with a specified thing, function, or place.

A punkah-wallah.

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(India) A servant or other person responsible for something, often specified after it, for example kitchen wallah.
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(UK, slang) A guy or bloke.
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Common misspelling of voilà .
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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