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coolie

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈkuː.li/ old-fashioned offensive
an unskilled and cheaply employed worker in Asia Indian English a person whose job is to carry things, especially travellers' bags at stations, airports, etc.
Translations of “coolie”
in Vietnamese cu li…
in Spanish trabajador…
in Thai กรรมกร…
in Malaysian buruh kasar…
in French coolie (travailleur asiatique)…
in German der Kuli…
in Chinese (Traditional) 苦力(指亞洲無技術、廉價的工人)…
in Indonesian kuli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 苦力(指亚洲无技术、廉价的工人)…
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