how to pronounce coolie


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coolie is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of coolie


  1. An unskilled Asian worker, usually of Chinese or Indian descent; a labourer; a porter. Coolies were frequently transported to other countries in the 19th and early 20th centuries as indentured labourers.
  2. An Indian or a person of Indian descent.

coolie frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word coolie occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics coolie can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that coolie can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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