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Sherpa

[sher-puh, shur-] /ˈʃɛr pə, ˈʃɜr-/
noun, plural Sherpas (especially collectively) Sherpa.
1.
a member of a people of Tibetan stock living in the Nepalese Himalayas, who often serve as porters on mountain-climbing expeditions.
2.
(sometimes lowercase) an expert chosen by a chief executive to assist in preparations for a summit meeting.
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British Dictionary definitions for Sherpa

sherpa

/ˈʃɜːpə/
noun
1.
an official who makes preparations for or assists a government representative or important delegate at a summit meeting or conference
Word Origin
C20: from Sherpa, a member of a people noted for providing assistance to mountaineers: from a pun on the different senses of summit

Sherpa

/ˈʃɜːpə/
noun (pl) -pas, -pa
1.
a member of a people of Mongolian origin living on the southern slopes of the Himalayas in Nepal, noted as mountaineers
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Word Origin and History for Sherpa

1847, from Tibetan, literally "dweller in an eastern country."

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Slang definitions & phrases for Sherpa

sherm

noun

Phencyclidine, an animal tranquilizer smoked as a narcotic; angel dust, pcp (1960s+ Narcotics)

verb

To use phencyclidine: He felt his heart bound, his stomach lunged, like the time he shermed at Venice Beach

[said to be a prison term for Sherman cigarettes soaked in phencyclidine]


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