Origin of blue-collar
Examples from the Web for blue-collar
“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|Kevin Zawacki|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.|Andrew Romano|May 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The value of blue-collar expertise is accepted without question.The Smartest Book About Our Digital Age Was Published in 1929|Ted Gioia|January 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Marlow Stern|July 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“It puts pressure on the white-collar worker rather than on the blue-collar worker,” he said.American Apparel’s Dov Charney on the Bangladesh Tragedy|Daniel Gross|May 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They have included highly qualified professionals and blue-collar workers, PhD.s.Marriage Enrichment Retreats|David Mace
Four-fifths of all women working in industry were in blue-collar jobs.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for blue-collar
Culture definitions for blue-collar
A descriptive term widely used for manual laborers, as opposed to white-collar for office workers.