white-collar crime


noun

any of various crimes, as embezzlement, fraud, or stealing office equipment, committed by business or professional people while working at their occupations.

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Origin of white-collar crime

First recorded in 1945–50

OTHER WORDS FROM white-collar crime

white-collar criminal, noun
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