from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a people forming the principal ethnic group of Romania, also located in small populations in other parts of the Balkan Peninsula.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Wallachian, Romanian; any member of an Eastern Romance speaking group.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as Wallachian.
From Proto-Slavic *volxъ, from Proto-Germanic *walhaz. Presumably introduced into Slavic around the 7th century, but first recorded only in the 11th century in Byzantine Greek. In English used as a synonym of "Wallachian" from the 19th century. (Wiktionary)