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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of or designating manual industrial work or workers adj. - Of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers.

Usage examples (31)
  • Their single blue-collar comrades don't have it so easy.
  • But there aren't many good blue-collar jobs here anymore.
  • Once, the young and blue-collar workers bore the brunt of firings.
  • In 1981, the oil and gas industry was a domestic, blue-collar one. for more
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  • A "blue collar" is a collar that is blue, while something that is "blue-collar" pertains to manual labor.
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