white-collar

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

Definition of white-collar

: 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

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WHITE-COLLAR Defined for English Language Learners

white-collar

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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