Gurkha

noun
Gur·​kha | \ ˈgu̇r-kə How to pronounce Gurkha (audio) , ˈgər- How to pronounce Gurkha (audio) \

Definition of Gurkha

: a soldier from Nepal in the British or Indian army

First Known Use of Gurkha

1811, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Gurkha

Ghurka, member of a Rajput clan who dominated Nepal in the 18th century

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“Gurkha.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gurkha. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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