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Noun: Gurkha  gur-ku or ûr-ku
  1. A member of Hindu people descended from brahmins and Rajputs who live in Nepal
  2. A member of the Nepalese force that has been part of the British army for 200 years; known for fierceness in combat

Derived forms: Gurkhas

Type of: Nepalese, Nepali, pongo [Brit, informal], soldier

Encyclopedia: Gurkha