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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Coolie \Coo"lie\, noun Same as {Cooly}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cooly \Coo"ly\, Coolie \Coo"lie\, noun; pl. {Coolies}. [Hind. k?l[imac] a laborer, porter: cf. Turk. k?l, ky?leh, slave.] An East Indian porter or carrier; a laborer transported from the East Indies, China, or Japan, for service in some other country.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

coolie

noun

1: (ethnic slur) an offensive name for an unskilled Asian laborer [syn: {coolie}, {cooly}]


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