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blue-collaradjective

/ˈbluˈkɑl·ər/
relating to people who do physical work rather than mental work, and who usually do not work in an office: blue-collar workers.
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blue-collaradjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌbluːˈkɒlər/ us   ECONOMICS
relating to jobs that involve physical work, especially work that you do not need any special skills to be able to do: blue-collar jobs blue-collar workers
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