Origin of blue-collarfrom the traditional color of work shirts
Of or relating to wage earners, especially as a class, whose jobs are performed in work clothes and often involve manual labor.
(comparative more blue-collar, superlative most blue-collar)
- Working class; engaged or trained in essentially manual labor.
- Blue-collar workers represent a diminishing segment of society.
- Pertaining to the culture of blue-collar workers.
- Even as a tenured professor, she remained proud of her blue-collar values.
- Larry the Cable Guy: He may have a blue-collar sensibility and doesn't seem the champagne and caviar type, but he knows how to market himself.
- The series focused on the wealthy Capwells, their rivals the Lockridges and the blue-collar Andrades, Picketts and Castillo families.
- Although a blue-collar schemer in the early years, Rachel's words closed the show in 1999 with an "All is well that ends well."
- If price is a concern to you, select veterinarians practicing in a blue-collar area.