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English definition of “white-collar”

white-collar

adjective [before noun]
 
 
/ˌwaɪtˈkɒlər/ ECONOMICS
relating to people who work in offices, doing work that needs mental rather than physical effort: The company plans to cut 1,450 white-collar jobs as part of a restructuring. white-collar professionals/staff/workers → Compare blue-collar
(Definition of white-collar from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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