Sherpa

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noun Sher·pa \ˈsher-pə, ˈshər-\

Definition of Sherpa

  1. :  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 and Etymology of sherpa

of Tibetan origin; akin to Tibetan (Central dialects) shārba, shārpo easterner, Sherpa


First Known Use: 1847


SHERPA Defined for English Language Learners

Sherpa

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noun Sher·pa \ˈsher-pə, ˈshər-\

Definition of Sherpa for English Language Learners

  • : a member of a people who live in the Himalayas and who are often hired to help guide mountain climbers and carry their equipment


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