Toolie vs Coolie - What's the difference?

toolie | coolie |


As nouns the difference between toolie and coolie

is that toolie is (australia|colloquial) an adult reveller who deliberately travels to a destination where schoolies congregate, often to solicit sex from the schoolies while coolie is (offensive|slang) 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.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

toolie

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (Australia, colloquial) An adult reveller who deliberately travels to a destination where schoolies congregate, often to solicit sex from the schoolies.
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  • , title=ACA:  Schoolies week UNCUT!! , group=aus.tv , author=RMG , date=November 30 , year=2003 , passage=Perhaps you should go next year as a "toolie ", and you'll get to see for yourself. citation
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  • , title=Schoolies kids - stupidity , group=aus.tv , author=Kelpie , date=November 30 , year=2005 , passage=Maybe they were toolies ! citation
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  • coolie

    English

    (wikipedia coolie)

    Alternative forms

    * cooly, kuli, quli, koelie, etc.

    Noun

    (coolies)
  • (offensive, slang) 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.
  • A person of Indian descent.
  • Derived terms

    * coolie orange

    References

    * Yule, Henry and Burnell, A. C. (1886): Hobson-Jobson The Anglo-Indian Dictionary . Reprint: Ware, Hertfordshire. Wordsworth Editions Limited. 1996. * Le grand dictionnaire Ricci de la langue chinoise , (2001), Vol. III, p. 833. English terms derived from Hindi English terms derived from Urdu