Definition of Sherpa noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈʃɜːpə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɜːrpə//
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a member of a Himalayan people, who often guide people in the mountains, sometimes carrying their bags, etc. Word Originfrom Tibetan sharpa ‘inhabitant of an Eastern country’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Sherpa