- belonging or pertaining to the ranks of office and professional workers whose jobs generally do not involve manual labor or the wearing of a uniform or work clothes.
- a white-collar worker.
Origin of white-collar
Examples from the Web for white-collar
As a consequence, the white-collar gays of D.C. have turned Secret into a dumping ground for personalized gossip.The App Bringing Out The Best/Worst in Washington’s Gays
May 31, 2014
By the early 20th century, white-collar work was more common—and more regimented.Squares in Cubes: A History of Two Centuries of Office Culture
May 1, 2014
I thought it would be an incredible departure to see that white-collar prison.How the Dark and Stylish Drama ‘Suits’ Became USA’s Best Show
March 5, 2014
Do prior convictions for white-collar crimes like embezzlement constitute significant criminal history?The Prophet of the Bogus Drug War
August 12, 2013
White-collar corruption returns—and this time, the suspect wears jewels.Former Tiffany & Co. Executive Arrested for Stealing $1.3 Million Worth of Jewelry
July 2, 2013
It was an office building for clerks and timekeepers and other white-collar workers.Space Platform
But the white-collar ranks were teeming, overflowing, supersaturated.Gladiator
I couldn't have been a lawyer or a clerk or a white-collar worker.The Lost Warship
Robert Moore Williams
I suppose Mr. Callahan is wondering what sort of workmen to get next, since his white-collar class has left, apparently.The Mystery of Jockey Hollow
The girl emerging from high school and looking for work is usually on the lookout for what in a boy we call a "white-collar job."Vocational Guidance for Girls
Marguerite Stockman Dickson
A descriptive term for office workers, who use a minimum of physical exertion, as opposed to blue-collar laborers. Managerial, clerical, and sales jobs are common white-collar occupations.