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|Adj.||1.||wage-earning - working for hourly wages rather than fixed (e.g. annual) salaries; "working-class occupations include manual as well as industrial labor"|
blue-collar - of or designating manual industrial work or workers
|2.||wage-earning - of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers; "party of the propertyless proletariat"- G.B.Shaw|