noun, plural Gur·khas, (especially collectively) Gur·kha.
Origin of Gurkha
Examples from the Web for gurkha
There was a Gurkha nearby, but I knew the Presence did not want the police to interfere with his business.Caravans By Night|Harry Hervey
The Gurkha rearguard had a troublesome task in clearing these men out, and lost one man killed.The Unveiling of Lhasa|Edmund Candler
He was partly of Gurkha blood, and his senses were wonderfully keen.The adventures of Kimble Bent|James Cowan
The Gurkha subadar, felled from behind, dropped over his wounded brother, who at the same time received his death-wound.The Disputed V.C.|Frederick P. Gibbon
On parade were the 5th, 6th and 10th Gurkha Battalions with the 14th Sikhs.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2|Ian Hamilton
British Dictionary definitions for gurkha
noun plural -khas or -kha
Word Origin and History for gurkha
1811, member of a dominant race of Nepal, of Hindu descent, famous as warriors. Said to be ultimately from Sanskrit gauh "cow" + raksati "he protects."