new-collar

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

adjective

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

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Origin of new-collar

First recorded in 1985–90
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