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Meaning of “blue-collar” in the English Dictionary

"blue-collar" in British English

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blue-collaradjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌbluːˈkɒl.ər/  us   /-ˈkɑː.lɚ/
Blue-collar ​workers do ​workneedingstrength or ​physicalskillrather than ​officework.
(Definition of blue-collar from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"blue-collar" in American English

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blue-collaradjective

 /ˈbluˈkɑl·ər/
relating to ​people who do ​physicalworkrather than ​mentalwork, and who usually do not ​work in an ​office: blue-collar ​workers.
(Definition of blue-collar from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"blue-collar" in Business English

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blue-collaradjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˌbluːˈkɒlər/ ECONOMICS
relating to ​jobs that involve ​physicalwork, especially ​work that you do not need any ​specialskills to be able to do: blue-collar ​jobs blue-collar ​workers
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(Definition of blue-collar from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “blue-collar”
in Chinese (Simplified) 蓝领阶级的,从事体力劳动的…
in Turkish işçi sınıfından olan, işçi sınıfına mensup…
in Russian рабочий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 藍領階級的,從事體力勞動的…
in Polish fizyczny…
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