white-collar Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"white-collar" in British English

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white-collaradjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌwaɪtˈkɒl.ər/  us   /-ˈkɑː.lɚ/
relating to ​people who ​work in ​offices, doing ​work that ​needsmentalrather than ​physicaleffort: white-collar ​workers/​unions
(Definition of white-collar from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"white-collar" in American English

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white-collaradjective [not gradable]

 /ˈhwɑɪt ˈkɑl·ər, ˈwɑɪt/
connected with a ​job in an ​office: These ​days, few white-collar ​workersactuallywearwhiteshirts.
(Definition of white-collar from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"white-collar" in Business English

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white-collaradjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˌwaɪtˈkɒlər/ ECONOMICS
relating to ​people who ​work in ​offices, doing ​work that ​needs mental rather than ​physicaleffort: The ​companyplans to ​cut 1,450 white-collar ​jobs as ​part of a ​restructuring. white-collar ​professionals/​staff/​workers
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