Definition of Cooly

1. Noun. (ethnic slur) an offensive name for an unskilled Asian laborer.

Exact synonyms: Coolie
Language type: Depreciation, Derogation, Disparagement, Ethnic Slur
Generic synonyms: Asian, Asiatic



Definition of Cooly

1. n. An East Indian porter or carrier; a laborer transported from the East Indies, China, or Japan, for service in some other country.

Definition of Cooly

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of coolie) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cooly

1. coolie [n COOLIES] - See also: coolie

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cooly

coolingly
coolings
coolio
coolish
coolly
coolness
coolnesses
coolroom
coolrooms
cools
coolth
coolths
coolung
coolungs
coolwart
cooly (current term)
coom
coomb
coombe
coombes
coombs
coombs' reaction
coombs' test
coombsite
coomed
coomier
coomiest
cooming
cooms
coomy

Literary usage of Cooly

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1. Things Indian: Being Discursive Notes on Various Subjects Connected with India by William Crooke (1906)
"cooly.*—This is a term applied to the common unskilled native labourer, ... The cooly in Sikhim has a wooden frame strapped over his shoulder like a ..."

2. A Dictionary of American Politics: Comprising Accounts of Political Parties by Everit Brown, Albert Strauss (1892)
"cooly.—As generally used in this country, the word cooly is applied to Chinese laborers of the lower classes who come to this country. ..."

3. The Olden Time: A Monthly Publication Devoted to the Preservation of by Neville B. Craig (1876)
"... and receive them cooly, they intend to decoy your garrison, but you are to guard against stratagem, and defend the post to the last extremity. ..."

4. Missions: American Baptist International Magazine by Woman's American Baptist Foreign Mission Society (1911)
"Luke went to the Straits Settlements as a cooly and is now a Maistry. ... He began work as a cooly, but he now, after nine years, has a good position as ..."

5. Memoirs of Marmontel, Written by Himself: Containing His Literary and by Jean François Marmontel (1807)
"Neither her weakness nor mine could have supported that consultation : to reason cooly on it, it was necessary that we should be at a distance from each ..."

6. The Anti-Jacobin Review and Magazine by John Boyd Thacher Collection (Library of Congress) (1801)
"... of indemnification, but very cooly maintains that the. ia^em-. «ity muft be fought for not from France, who is the gainer, ..."

7. The Story of the Lall Bazar Baptist Church, Calcutta: Being the History of by Edward Steane Wenger (1908)
"As matters were advancing we find that on 12th February 1843, the following gentlemen were requested to act as a Committee to conduct the services at cooly ..."

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