Meaning of white-collar

white-col•lar

Pronunciation: (hwīt'kol'ur, wīt'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. belonging or pertaining to the ranks of office and professional workers whose jobs generally do not involve manual labor or the wearing of a uniform or work clothes.
—n.
  1. a white-collar worker. Cf.
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