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- (rare) Of or pertaining to employment in the black market; that is, to engagement in illicit trade or distribution of untaxed goods and services.
- 1946, The Ethical Outlook, page 270:
- Rewards necessarily drop for the former — not only because their numbers increase relatively but also because their output per man-hour does not rise as rapidly as that of the black-collar worker.
- 1979, Reports of Cases Determined in the Courts of Appeal of the State of California:
- What attitudes, types of ideas and particular experiences would lead a "blue collar worker" to perceive the evidence of the defendant's guilt differently than a white, pink or black collar worker?
- 1991, Search ResultsBusiness Journal, volume 66, number 7, page 52:
- Why can't we pass a law whereby every white/blue/black-collar worker with children pay into a fund about P20.00 a week from his pay.