Simple Definition of Sherpa
: a member of a people who live in the Himalayas and who are often hired to help guide mountain climbers and carry their equipment
Full Definition of Sherpa
: a member of a Tibetan people living on the high southern slopes of the Himalayas in eastern Nepal and known for providing support for foreign trekkers and mountain climbers
Origin of sherpa
of Tibetan origin; akin to Tibetan (Central dialects) shārba, shārpo easterner, Sherpa
First Known Use: 1847
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