Meaning of “white-collar” in the English Dictionary

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(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 workers actually wear white shirts.

(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 /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.

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