Meaning of blue-collar

blue-col•lar

Pronunciation: (bl'kol'ur), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to wage-earning workers who wear work clothes or other specialized clothing on the job, as mechanics, longshoremen, and miners. Cf. white-collar.
—n.
  1. a blue-collar worker.
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