Definition of paanwallah in US English:

paanwallah

noun

South Asian
  • A person who sells paan (and sometimes other refreshments).

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (b. 1927). From Hindi pānvālā from pān + -vālā.

Pronunciation

paanwallah

/ˈpɑːnwɒlə/