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Definition

Can be added as a suffix to denote a trade; "from" or "belonging to" a particular profession or location; wallah is for man and wallih for woman -- e.g. shopwallah (guy who owns the shop), banglewallih (woman who sells you bangles), sabjiwallah (guy who sells you veggies), or Dhilliwallah (fellow from Delhi).

Usage

Please go and tell the shopwallah that his rice is full of keeda (insects)!

That meatwallah sells Halal, so I go there only.

Added 2011-08-06 by Rangamuffin

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

Categories

Money & Business

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Terms referencing this

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