blue-col|lar «BLOO KOL uhr», adjective.
of or having to do with industrial or factory work or workers, or with unskilled or skilled manual labor: »

There has been a steady increase in the number of white-collar workers relative to blue-collar factory workers (Wall Street Journal).

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  • white-col·lar — /ˈwaıtˈkɑːlɚ/ adj : of, relating to, or having the kind of jobs that are done in an office instead of a factory, warehouse, etc. white collar jobs/workers compare ↑blue collar, ↑pink collar …   Useful english dictionary

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