white–collar

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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

First Known Use of white–collar

1911




WHITE–COLLAR Defined for English Language Learners

white-collar

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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.


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