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wallah n : usually in combination: person in charge of or employed at a particular thing; "a kitchen wallah"; "the book wallah"

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From Hindi -wālā 'man, person in charge', from Sanskrit pāla 'protector'


  1. A servant or other person responsible for something, often specified after it, for example kitchen wallah.
    1931 - Kindly take one of my cigarettes, sir. Do you not admire my new silver case, sir? From the boxwallah, two rupees eight annas. - A Hanging, George Orwell
  2. A guy or bloke.

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