How to Pronounce coolie?

Correct pronunciation for the word "coolie" is [kˈuːli], [kˈuːli], [k_ˈuː_l_i].

"Coolie" in context

A coolie is a laborer or a worker who is hired to transport goods and materials. Coolies were originally used to transport heavy and bulky items on their shoulders or heads, but in the modern world they are most often found in places like airports, railway stations, and other places of transportation.

The term coolie is believed to originate from the Tamil word kuli, meaning day's labour. The term eventually spread to other parts of Asia and took on more specific meanings in each country. In China, coolies were seen as unskilled laborers and could be hired for a range of duties, from shipping goods to construction work.

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