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cooly

[koo-lee] /ˈku li/
noun, plural coolies, adjective
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coolie

/ˈkuːlɪ/
noun (pl) -ies
1.
a cheaply hired unskilled Oriental labourer
2.
(derogatory) an Indian living in South Africa
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi kulī, probably of Dravidian origin; related to Tamil kūli hire, hireling
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