white-collar crime

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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.

Noun[edit]

white-collar crime (plural white-collar crimes)

  1. A non-violent crime, generally for personal gain and often involving money.
    Fraud and embezzlement are examples of white-collar crime.
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