Synonyms of wage earning


1. wage-earning, working-class, blue-collar (vs. white-collar)

usage: working for hourly wages rather than fixed (e.g. annual) salaries; "working-class occupations include manual as well as industrial labor"

2. propertyless, wage-earning, working-class, blue-collar, lower-class (vs. middle-class) (vs. upper-class), low-class

usage: of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers; "party of the propertyless proletariat"- G.B.Shaw

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