Simple Definition of blue–collar
: requiring physical work : relating to or having jobs that require physical work
Full Definition of blue–collar
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 : 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>
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