coolie coolie

Definition(s):

  • (n) (ethnic slur) an offensive name for an unskilled Asian laborer

Usage(s):

  1. The Sultan of Johore, himself one of the greatest living shikari, told him about a tiger who had killed and eaten a coolie on one of the rubber plantations.
  2. Turning their gazes across the muddy Huangpu River, they witness an actual miracle of urban ambition: a parallel city has risen on what was farmland and mean coolie shacks.
  3. But the literate coolie veterans of the war had next to nothing to read.

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  1. "We are not an economic force, we are a workforce of the world," Ananthamurthy said. "It is some kind of modern coolie work. This is a very illusory kind of development."
    on Aug 11, 2007 By: UR Ananthamurthy Source: Scotsman

  2. "I worked with him in Coolie. He was a wonderful and talented co-artist. A seasoned thespian with a distinguished face and voice, who had played some historic roles in his career," Bachchan wrote on his blog.
    on Jul 14, 2009 By: Amitabh Bachchan Source: Hindu

  3. Chakraborty said, "We have to finish the dadagiri of these associations. I had done a Bengali film for Sunil Sharma, titled Coolie , and he dubbed my film in Bhojpuri without taking my consent. When I complained against him and he was summoned by...
    on Dec 6, 2007 By: Chakraborty Source: Times of India

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