noun, plural coo·lies, adjective
noun Disparaging and Offensive.
Origin of coolie
Examples from the Web for cooly
Contemporary Examples of cooly
Leto even knows he killed the performance, cooly uttering, “There you go...” at the end.The Best (and Worst) Rihanna Covers: Jared Leto, Vin Diesel, Selena Gomez, More
The Daily Beast
September 19, 2013
Historical Examples of cooly
It seems to show the importance of an amendment of the law of the United States prohibiting the cooly trade.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents
James D. Richardson
While I was eating my bananas, my cooly set to work to make a pikulan, or shoulder-piece.A Visit to Java
W. Basil Worsfold
He had been much in war; careless of wounds, he was cooly intent on destroying the enemy.
As you are cooly to decide, I will as cooly give you the qualities of my mistress.James Fenimore Cooper
Mary E. Phillips
Meanwhile, inside the cabin young Cutlip was facing the Germans cooly enough.The Boy Allies with the Victorious Fleets
Robert L. Drake
noun plural -ies
Word Origin for coolie
name given by Europeans to hired laborers in India and China, c.1600, from Hindi quli "hired servant," probably from kuli, name of an aboriginal tribe or caste in Gujarat. The name was picked up by the Portuguese, who used it in southern India (where by coincidence kuli in Tamil meant "hire") and in China.