Pronunciation: (kOO'lē), [key]
1. an unskilled laborer, esp. formerly in China and India.
2. an unskilled laborer employed cheaply, esp. one brought from Asia.
Informal.characteristic of or suitable for a coolie: working for coolie wages. Also,cooly.
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