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There it is; there you are. A misspelling and mispronunciation of the French "voilà," an exclamation calling attention to or expressing satisfaction with something that has just been presented or accomplished. Finally, you just turn this crank to set it into place and—walla! The machine is ready to go. "Wallah!" said the magician as he pulled the girl's card from his pocket.
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and Wala! and Wallah! and Viola! (wɑ ˈlɑ)
exclam. And there you have it! (All versions are misspellings or misunderstandings of the French Voila! the Viola! is a well-meant spelling error.) And walla! There it is. Cooked just right!


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An hour later, the gola ganda wallah or ice-candy man would tinkle his bell on the street.
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Then below, on concrete troughs, dhobi wallahs were bending over to scrub clothes and rinse them in what seemed like filthy water.