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(pl. coolies)
(ethnic slur) an offensive name for an unskilled Asian laborer.  Synonym: coolie.

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"Cooly" Quotes from Famous Books

... that is serious!" said the king cooly; then he went back into his room, and looked out of a window to estimate the danger. Bright flames were already bursting from the northern end of the palace, and gave the grey dawn the brightness of day; the southern wing or ...
— Uarda • Georg Ebers

... short solace of the ridge, by gentle zephyrs played upon, Whose breezy head and bosky side front seas of cooly celadon; ...
— The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi • Richard F. Burton

... hearing an Englishman expatiate upon the magnitude of our navy, and afterwards that England was at peace, cooly observed, "If you are at peace with all the world, why do you keep up so ...
— The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 14, - Issue 403, December 5, 1829 • Various

... the son Of utmost Tweed, or Ouse, or gulpy Don, Or Trent, who, like some earthborn giant, spreads His thirty arms along the indented meads, Or sullen Mole that runneth underneath, Or Severn swift, guilty of maiden's death, Or rocky Avon, or of sedgy Lee, Or cooly Tyne, or ancient hallowed Dee, Or Humber loud that keeps the Scythian's name, Or Medway ...
— Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama - A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook, Vol. 3 • E. Cobham Brewer

Words linked to "Cooly" :   disparagement, coolie, Asian, depreciation, derogation, ethnic slur, Asiatic

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