Meaning of coolie

coo•lie

Pronunciation: (k'lē), [key]
— n. Offensive.
  1. an unskilled laborer, esp. formerly in China and India.
  2. an unskilled laborer employed cheaply, esp. one brought from Asia.
—adj.
  1. characteristic of or suitable for a coolie: working for coolie wages.
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