new-collar

[ noo-kol-er, nyoo ]
/ ˈnuˈkɒl ər, ˈnyu /

adjective

pertaining to or designating middle-class wage earners holding jobs in a service industry.

Nearby words

  1. new zealand on air,
  2. new zealand pepper tree,
  3. new zealand pigeon,
  4. new zealand spinach,
  5. new zealander,
  6. new-fashioned,
  7. new-found,
  8. new-made,
  9. new-mint,
  10. new-mown

Compare blue-collar.

Origin of new-collar

First recorded in 1985–90

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