white-collar

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Etymology[edit]

From the color of dress shirts worn by professional and clerical workers, as opposed to the rugged denim and chambray shirts normally worn by manual workers.

Adjective[edit]

white-collar (comparative more white-collar, superlative most white-collar)

  1. Of or pertaining to office work and workers; contrasted with blue-collar.
  2. Pertaining to the culture of white-collar workers, as values, politics, etc.; contrasted with blue-collar.

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