white–collar

play
adjective white–col·lar \ˈhwīt-ˈkä-lər, ˈwīt-\

Definition of white–collar

  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting the class of salaried employees whose duties do not call for the wearing of work clothes or protective clothing — compare blue-collar

1911

First Known Use of white–collar

1911




WHITE–COLLAR Defined for English Language Learners

white–collar

play
adjective white–col·lar \ˈhwīt-ˈkä-lər, ˈwīt-\

Definition of white–collar for English Language Learners

  • : of, relating to, or having the kind of jobs that are done in an office instead of a factory, warehouse, etc.


Learn More about white–collar


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up white–collar? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to give up a position of power

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • winning-words-from-the-national-spelling-bee-logo
  • Which is the correct spelling of the winning word from 1988?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!