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The original term of ____ was descriptive of lower-class people who performed manual labor.

Victoria Fowler

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Bethany Evans on February 20, 2018

The correct answer would be "coolie", since that is used to refer to someone who performs thankless, backbreaking physical work. The word is often presented as part of the system of forced labor that followed the abolition of slavery in the 1800s, in particular gaining popularity in the mid-to late-1800s. It is often used almost exclusively in relation to Asian workers, especially from India and the people of China.


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