What does the word coolie mean?

Usage examples for coolie

  1. But the coolie evinced no alarm. – The Passing of Ku Sui by Anthony Gilmore
  2. It is to be regretted that the Chinese coolie emigrants, to whom has been given a trial of sufficient length for testing their fitness to supply our want of labor and population, have not realized the hopes of those who incurred the expense of their introduction. – Speeches of His Majesty Kamehameha IV. To the Hawaiian Legislature by Kamehameha IV
  3. This coolie had been gambling during the dinner hour, and had lost the small sum that he should have taken home as the result of several days' labor. – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
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