Definition of pani-wallah in English:

pani-wallah

(also panniwallah)

noun

  • In South Asia: a water-carrier.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in ‘George Orwell’ (1903–1950), political writer and essayist (real name Eric Arthur Blair). From Hindi pānī-vālā from pānī + -vālā.

Pronunciation

pani-wallah

/ˈpɑːniwɒlə/