- n. Plural form of coolie.
“He was in further trouble last month for referring to Indians by the highly offensive term "coolies.”
“Whether called coolies, koozies, cozies, huggies, huggers or can coolers, a neoprene sweater will keep your drink chilled on the hottest of days (or warm on the coolest of days).”
“Those "indentured servants", who were nearly all brought from India and became known as coolies, were akin to slaves in that they often became indebted to their employers and saw their contracts extended to pay back their debt.”
“Schemmer had decided that the event would be a good object-lesson, and so had called in the coolies from the fields and compelled them to be present.”
“Level places for buildings are obtained by blasting, and every brick, stone, and bit of household furniture is carried by coolies from the town up to the height of 1,600 feet.”
“A disagreeable thing about the coolies is that they grunt like pigs when carrying one.”
“This was the custom in her home in China when calling coolies but considered very bad form in the White House.”
“Among the coolies will be a strawman sot with a Schmidthole in his desk drawer.”
“These they were called coolies, a pejorative term which unfortunately persists to this day, and subjected to all manner of indignities and degradation, since the white settlers a viewed them as sub-human, in the same way that they saw and treated the African people.”
“This work is performed by so-called coolies; of course, a travelling servant may be so obliging as to offer to carry your handbag (as was often done by ours), but you must be duly appreciative of this show of favor.”
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