Definition of Blue-collar

1. Adjective. Of or designating manual industrial work or workers.




2. Adjective. Of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers. "Party of the propertyless proletariat"

Definition of Blue-collar

1. Adjective. Working class; engaged or trained in essentially manual labor. ¹

2. Adjective. Pertaining to the culture of blue-collar workers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Blue-collar

bludier
bludiest
bludy
blue(a)
blue-belly
blue-black
blue-blind
blue-blindness
blue-blood
blue-blooded
blue-bloods
blue-bonnet
blue-chip
blue-chip stock
blue-collar (current term)
blue-collared
blue-eye
blue-eyed
blue-eyed(a)
blue-eyed African daisy
blue-eyed Mary
blue-eyed boy
blue-eyed boys
blue-eyed soul
blue-eyes
blue-green
blue-green alga
blue-green algae

Literary usage of Blue-collar

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Learning Enterprise by Anthony P. Carnevale (1993)
"Blue-Collar Technical Employees The nation's blue-collar workers number almost ... The remainder of the blue- collar work force is the labor pool from which ..."

2. Civil Service, 2000: A Report on the Long-Term Work Force Needs of the by William B. Johnston (1994)
"In the white-collar category, 17 out of 22 occupational groups will be adding workers, while among blue-collar jobs, 16 out of 23 will be losing jobs. ..."

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