pink-collar


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pink-col·lar

(pĭnk′kŏl′ər)
adj.
Of or relating to a class of jobs, such as typist or telephone operator, once traditionally filled by women.

pink-collar

adj
(Sociology) of, relating to, or designating low-paid occupations traditionally associated with female workers. Compare blue-collar, white-collar

pink′-col′lar



adj.
of or pertaining to employment traditionally held by women, as nursing and secretarial work.
[1975–80]

pink-collar

Being or typical of jobs that were traditionally held by women, such as secretarial posts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pink-collar - of or relating to a class of jobs once traditionally filled by women; "a pink-collar employee"
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"
Translations

pink-collar

adj attrFrauen-; pink-collar jobstypische Frauenberufe pl
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