blue-collar

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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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blue-collar

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of blue-collar

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

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