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new-collar

[noo-kol-er, nyoo] /ˈnuˈkɒl ər, ˈnyu/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or designating middle-class wage earners holding jobs in a service industry.
Compare blue-collar.
Origin of new-collar
1985-1990
First recorded in 1985-90
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Contemporary definitions for new-collar
adjective

pertaining to a new, extremely young worker

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