blue-collar

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adjective blue-col·lar \ ˈblü-ˈkä-lər \

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: such 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

First Known Use of blue-collar

1929


BLUE-COLLAR Defined for English Language Learners

blue-collar

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Definition of blue-collar for English Language Learners

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


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