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blue-col·lar

(blo͞o′kŏl′ər)
adj.
Of or relating to wage earners, especially as a class, whose jobs are performed in work clothes and often involve manual labor.

blue′-col′lar n.

blue-collar

adj
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) of, relating to, or designating manual industrial workers: a blue-collar union. Compare white-collar, pink-collar

blue′-col′lar



adj.
pertaining to or designating factory workers, manual laborers, or the like, who usu. wear work clothes and earn weekly wages. Compare white-collar.
[1945–50]

blue-collar

Belonging to or typical of people who work for wages rather than salary, often in manual jobs for which work clothes are worn.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.blue-collar - of or designating manual industrial work or workers
unskilled - not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency; "unskilled in the art of rhetoric"; "an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber"; "unskilled labor"; "workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities"; "unskilled workmanship"
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"
2.blue-collar - of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborersblue-collar - of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers; "party of the propertyless proletariat"- G.B.Shaw
low-class, lower-class - occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society
Translations

blue-collar

[ˈbluːˌkɒləʳ]
A. ADJ [job] → manual
B. CPD blue-collar worker Nobrero/a m/f, trabajador(a) m/f manual
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