white-collar

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white-col·lar

(wīt′kŏl′ər, hwīt′-)
adj.
Of or relating to workers whose work usually does not involve manual labor and who are often expected to dress with a degree of formality.

white-collar

adj
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) of, relating to, or designating nonmanual and usually salaried workers employed in professional and clerical occupations: white-collar union. Compare blue-collar, pink-collar

white′-col`lar



adj.
pertaining to or designating professional or clerical workers whose jobs are usu. salaried and do not involve manual labor.
Compare blue-collar.
[1920–25]

white-collar

Belonging to or typical of workers who do not carry out manual labor and who are usually expected to dress formally.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.white-collar - of or designating salaried professional or clerical work or workers; "the coal miner's son aspired to a white-collar occupation as a bookkeeper"
skilled - having or showing or requiring special skill; "only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team"; "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience"; "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow"; "a skilled trade"
blue-collar - of or designating manual industrial work or workers

white-collar

adjective clerical, office, executive, professional, salaried, nonmanual White-collar workers are working longer and longer hours.
Translations

white-collar

[ˈwaɪtˌkɒləʳ] ADJ white-collar workeroficinista mf
white-collar crimecrímenes mpl de guante blanco

white-collar

[ˈwaɪtˌkɒləʳ] adj white-collar joblavoro impiegatizio

white

(wait) adjective
1. of the colour of the paper on which these words are printed. The bride wore a white dress.
2. having light-coloured skin, through being of European etc descent. the first white man to explore Africa.
3. abnormally pale, because of fear, illness etc. He went white with shock.
4. with milk in it. A white coffee, please.
noun
1. the colour of the paper on which these words are printed. White and black are opposites.
2. a white-skinned person. racial trouble between blacks and whites.
3. (also ˈegg-white) the clear fluid in an egg, surrounding the yolk. This recipe tells you to separate the yolks from the whites.
4. (of an eye) the white part surrounding the pupil and iris. The whites of her eyes are bloodshot.
ˈwhiten verb
to make or become white or whiter. She used a little bleach to whiten the sheets.
ˈwhiteness noun
ˈwhitening noun
a substance used to make certain things (eg tennis shoes) white again.
ˈwhitish adjective
fairly white; close to white.
ˌwhite-ˈcollar adjective
(of workers, jobs etc) not manual; (working) in an office etc.
white elephant
a useless, unwanted possession.
white horse noun
(usually in plural) a wave that has a crest of white foam.
ˌwhite-ˈhot adjective
(of metals) so hot that they have turned white. a white-hot poker.
white lie
a not very serious lie. I'd rather tell my mother a white lie than tell her the truth and upset her.
ˈwhitewash noun
a mixture of usually lime and water, used for whitening walls.
verb
to cover with whitewash.
ˈwhitewashed adjective
white winewine
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The sociologist's findings also suggest that high-skilled blue collar workers are also using more advanced maths skills than white-collared workers.