- of or relating to wage-earning workers who wear work clothes or other specialized clothing on the job, as mechanics, longshoremen, and miners.Compare white-collar.
- a blue-collar worker.
Origin of blue-collar
Examples from the Web for blue-collar
And right now, working-class and blue-collar whites think the Democratic Party is just implacably against them.Inside the Democrats’ Godawful Midterm Election Wipeout
November 5, 2014
“There are a lot of really hard-working, blue-collar people on this train,” she says.Leaky Ceilings, Catcalls, and Uncaged Pythons: 4 Hours on NYC’s Worst Subway
August 8, 2014
Louie encounters a blue-collar maintenance worker who tells him a joke about Pinocchio—incorrectly.Why Is Louis C.K. So Funny? He Uses Humor as a Moral Compass.
May 2, 2014
The value of blue-collar expertise is accepted without question.The Smartest Book About Our Digital Age Was Published in 1929
January 5, 2014
Born and raised in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, he grew up in a blue-collar family.Andrew Dice Clay on ‘Blue Jasmine,’ His Alleged Misogyny, and More
July 25, 2013
They have included highly qualified professionals and blue-collar workers, PhD.s.Marriage Enrichment Retreats
In industry, the proportion of women in blue-collar and white-collar jobs was about equal.Area Handbook for Romania
Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
The next level is made up of blue-collar industrial workers, who constitute the largest group in the society.
Four-fifths of all women working in industry were in blue-collar jobs.
A descriptive term widely used for manual laborers, as opposed to white-collar for office workers.