: of, relating to, or constituting a class of employees in occupations (such as nursing and clerical jobs) traditionally held by women

Examples of pink-collar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Today migrants are routinely employed in almost every blue- and pink-collar industry in America. Marcela Valdes, New York Times, 1 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pink-collar was in 1975

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“Pink-collar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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