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"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 workers actually wear white shirts.
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"white-collar" in Business English

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white-collaradjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌwaɪtˈkɒlər/ us   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
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