cooly

[koo-lee]
noun, plural coolies. adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To cooly
Collins
World English Dictionary
coolie or cooly (ˈkuːlɪ)
 
n , pl -ies
1.  a cheaply hired unskilled Oriental labourer
2.  derogatory an Indian living in South Africa
 
[C17: from Hindi kulī, probably of Dravidian origin; related to Tamil kūli hire, hireling]
 
cooly or cooly
 
n
 
[C17: from Hindi kulī, probably of Dravidian origin; related to Tamil kūli hire, hireling]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
The advance guard, in cooly garb, carried away the abandoned imperialist tents.
They had arranged a code of signals and cooly planned to take the house by storm.
He is greeted cooly and becomes discouraged and home sick.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature