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Definitions of coolies in various dictionaries:
noun - (ethnic slur) an offensive name for an unskilled Asian laborer
noun - an Oriental laborer
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|Possible Dictionary Clues|
|Plural form of coolie.|
|an unskilled native labourer in India, China, and some other Asian countries.|
|An unskilled native labourer in India, China, and some other Asian countries.|
|Coolies might refer to|
The word Coolie (also spelled koelie, kuli, cooli, cooly and quli); (Hindi: , Tamil: , Telugu: , Chinese: ) meaning a labourer, has a variety of other implications and is sometimes regarded as offensive or a pejorative, depending upon the historical and geographical context. It is similar, in many respects, to the Spanish term peon, although both terms are used in some countries, with slightly differing implications.|
* During the 19th and early 20th centuries, coolie was usually a term implying an indentured labourer from South Asia, South East Asia or China.
* In South Asia, it is now a commonly used and inoffensive word for workers in unskilled manual labour, especially porters at railway stations.However, coolie is now regarded as derogatory and/or a racial slur in the Caribbean, Africa, Oceania, North America, Southeast Asia and Europe in reference to people from Asia. This is particularly so in South Africa, East Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, Jamaica, Mauritius, Fiji