This bricklayer is considered a blue-collar worker.
blue-collar definition by Webster's New World
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designating or of industrial workers, esp. the semiskilled and unskilled
Origin: from the traditional color of work shirts
blue-collar definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Of or relating to wage earners, especially as a class, whose jobs are performed in work clothes and often involve manual labor.
- blueˈ-colˌlar noun
blue-collar - Business Definition
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Of or referring to wage earners who typically perform manual labor and wear work clothes. Compare white-collar.
blue-collar - Cultural Definition
A descriptive term widely used for manual laborers, as opposed to white-collar for office workers.
- The term is often associated with conservative values.