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Definitions of coolie

  1. an offensive name for an unskilled Asian laborer Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A Chinese or East Indian unskilled laborer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. A laborer: in Hindustan, a porter in general: an Indian or Chinese laborer in other countries. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. An East Indian or Chinese laborer. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. An Oriental laborer. cooly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. An East Indian porter or carrier; a labourer from India or China. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. An East Indian porter or carrier. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. Same as Cooly. mso.anu.edu.au
  9. An East Indian porter or carrier; a laborer transported from the East Indies, China, or Japan, for service in some other country. mso.anu.edu.au
  10. COOLY, k[=oo]l'i, n. an Indian or Chinese labourer who has emigrated under contract to a foreign land: a European's name for a hired native labourer in India and China. [Prob. Kuli, a tribe of Guzerat; or orig. Tamil, cf. k[=u]li, hire.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  11. -ly, n. Indian or Chinese hired la. bourer. Hence coolieism n. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  12. n. [Hindi] An East Indian porter or carrier; a labourer transported from the East for service in some other country. Cabinet Dictionary

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