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blue–collar

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adjective blue–col·lar \ˈblü-ˈkä-lər\

Simple Definition of blue–collar

  • : requiring physical work : relating to or having jobs that require physical work

Full Definition of blue–collar

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or constituting the class of wage earners whose duties call for the wearing of work clothes or protective clothing — compare white-collar

  2. 2 :  having characteristics associated with blue-collar workers: as a :  having, showing, or appealing to unpretentious or unsophisticated tastes <a new blue–collar serial … woven around a minor-league baseball team — Steven Flax> b :  dependable and hard-working rather than showy or spectacular <a blue–collar athlete>

1946

First Known Use of blue–collar

1946


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