white-collar crime

idiom

Definition of white-collar crime

: crime that typically involves stealing money from a company and that is done by people who have important positions in the company : crime committed by white-collar workers Embezzlement is a white-collar crime.

Learn More about white-collar crime

Share white-collar crime

Statistics for white-collar crime

Look-up Popularity

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for white-collar crime

white-collar crime

noun
white-col·​lar crime | \ ˈhwīt-ˈkä-lər-\

Legal Definition of white-collar crime

: crime that is committed by salaried professional workers or persons in business and that usually involves a form of financial theft or fraud (as in securities dealing)

Comments on white-collar crime

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

WORD OF THE DAY

someone who never drinks alcohol

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

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!