Definition of “blue-collar” - English Dictionary

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“blue-collar” in American English

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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.

(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 /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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(Definition of “blue-collar” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)