blue-collar work


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  • blue-collar — ˌblue ˈcollar adjective [only before a noun] HUMAN RESOURCES blue collar work is unskilled work that may be hard and dirty: • the loss of a lot of blue collar jobs in the docks • a strike by blue collar workers compare white collar * * * …   Financial and business terms

  • Blue-collar worker — A blue collar worker is a member of the working class who performs manual labor and earns an hourly wage. Blue collar workers are distinguished from those in the service sector and from white collar workers, whose jobs are not considered manual… …   Wikipedia

  • Blue Collar — A working class person historically defined by hourly rates of pay and manual labor. A blue collar worker refers to the fact that most manual laborers at the turn of the century wore blue shirts, which could hold a little dirt around the collar… …   Investment dictionary

  • blue collar — (adj.) also blue collar, 1949, from BLUE (Cf. blue) (1) + COLLAR (Cf. collar) (n.). From the common color of men s work shirts …   Etymology dictionary

  • blue-collar — adj [only before noun] blue collar workers do physical work, rather than working in offices →↑white collar, pink collar ↑pink collar …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blue-collar — lue collar adj. 1. of or designating work or workers in industry not requiring well groomed appearance. [Narrower terms: {industrial}] {white collar} [WordNet 1.5] 2. of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blue-collar — adjective only before noun * blue collar workers do work that involves using physical strength or skill with their hands instead of working in an office ─ compare WHITE COLLAR 1 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blue-collar — ► ADJECTIVE chiefly N. Amer. ▪ relating to manual work or workers …   English terms dictionary

  • blue-collar — ☆ blue collar [blo͞o′käl′ər ] adj. [from the traditional color of work shirts] designating or of industrial workers, esp. the semiskilled and unskilled …   English World dictionary

  • Blue Collar TV — infobox television show name = Blue Collar TV caption = From left to right: Larry the Cable Guy , Bill Engvall , Jeff Foxworthy and guest star Ron White. format = Sketch comedy runtime = approx. 25 minutes creator = Adam Small, Fax Bahr, J.P.… …   Wikipedia

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