: 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
: 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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