blue–collar

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adjective blue–col·lar \ˈblü-ˈkä-lər\

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: such asa :  having, showing, or appealing to unpretentious or unsophisticated tastes a new blue–collar serial … woven around a minor-league baseball team — Steven Flaxb :  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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adjective

Definition of blue–collar for English Language Learners

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

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