from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of wallah.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the common names applied to a small variety of Oncorhynchus nerka, the blueback salmon of the Pacific coast.
  • n. A doer; a worker; a dealer; an agent; a keeper; a master; an owner; hence, an inhabitant; a man; a fellow: as, a punka-walla; a Hooghly walla. It is sometimes applied to things.


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  • The first thing I did to make a little bit of a living is I used to do what they call "walla," which is the background voices on all the show.

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  • But wait - there's more, there's the ting tang walla walla bing bang tropical sugarcane chant of "Mehenatta," the heavy upswim from sleep on a Sunday morning when you can see by the light in the room it's much later than you thought and you're hearing "Sunday Dub" and you can smell the espresso brewing.

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  • And you know, a little garlic, a little chile, a little vinegar, walla!

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  • Wish there was just a pluging\ that you upload and insert the correct directories the walla !

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  • And even though I am grateful for all the technology and connectedness at my fingertips, and understand the need of the camel walla to stay in touch with his people when he travels through the desert too, I still wish the only sounds that day were my thoughts, the wind and the camels, and not Ali's incessant Nokia ringtone.

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  • I looked up the email address of the sender, aleximuder at walla dot com, and found one other example that was virtually the same (the dollar amount was less, so I must be quite valuable) from a couple of months ago.

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  • One person who can be counted on to show up every day is the pav-walla, bring along slabs of bread called laadi pav, which have a cripsy crackling crust and an airy and ridiculously soft interior.

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  • From the dudh-walla (milkman) and the paperwalla (newspaper guy) heralding the start of a new day, to the phool-walli (flower-lady) who comes bearing fragrant flowers and garlands for the evening puja, life hums along to a steady beat in that home.

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  • Repubs see the writing on the walla and they are trying to thrwo anything "DADT, Fairness Doctrine, Center-right" to try to bring Obama down a notch.

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  • Ain't it great, pass a law requiring everyone to have this 'insurance' and walla!

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