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Definition of "blue-collar" []

  • Of or relating to wage earners, especially as a class, whose jobs are performed in work clothes and often involve manual labor. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "blue-collar" in a sentence
  • "Trump is what is often called a "blue-collar billionaire" his assets are all paper and non-liquid."
  • "Howard and Joyce Wyrick keep a garden that he describes as a "blue-collar vegetable garden.""
  • "In a Gallup poll of Dec. 18, for example, his job approval with these voters—usually described as blue-collar workers—was 40%, down 26 points from January 2009."