noun Indian English.
Origin of wallah
Examples from the Web for wallah
It was half a square before he saw a cab; then, in a matter-of-fact way, he motioned to the wallah.Caravans By Night|Harry Hervey
“Wallah thaib—it is well said,” replied Mustapha, as the two disputants were removed from the presence.The Pacha of Many Tales|Frederick Marryat
"Ah, yes; but your wallah frequently falls asleep at his work," you remark to the resident.East of Suez|Frederic Courtland Penfield
But the evening after that, when the snow had ceased again, he opened his eyes and called "Wallah, wallah!"The Three Mulla-mulgars|Walter De La Mare
He too commends the "Wallah Wallah" Indians for their honesty and humanity.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 1 (of 2)|William Denison Lyman
British Dictionary definitions for wallah
Word Origin for wallah
Word Origin and History for wallah
also walla, Anglo-Indian, from Hindi -wala, suffix forming adjectives with the sense "pertaining to, connected with;" the functional equivalent of English -er (1). Europeans took it to mean "man, fellow" and began using it as a word.