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Definition of "coolie" [coo•lie]

  • Offensive An unskilled Asian laborer. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "coolie" in a sentence
  • "The Bihari coolie is be-headed by poor and unemployed Marathi youth for Maratha pride."
  • "The last coolie is a partner with a microscopic share."
  • "Whole populations there have never known freedom; to such people one master is no worse than another; the lot of the coolie is the same in either case."
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