blue-collar worker


blue-collar worker
someone who works at a trade, e.g., a plumber
  

The blue-collar workers will vote for Ed. He's a tradesman.


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  • blue-collar worker — ➔ worker …   Financial and business terms

  • Blue-collar worker — A blue collar worker is a member of the working class who performs manual labor and earns an hourly wage. Blue collar workers are distinguished from those in the service sector and from white collar workers, whose jobs are not considered manual… …   Wikipedia

  • blue collar worker — {n. phr.} A manual laborer who is probably a labor union member. * /Because Jack s father is a blue collar worker, Jack was so anxious to become an intellectual./ Contrast: WHITE COLLAR WORKER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • blue collar worker — {n. phr.} A manual laborer who is probably a labor union member. * /Because Jack s father is a blue collar worker, Jack was so anxious to become an intellectual./ Contrast: WHITE COLLAR WORKER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • blue\ collar\ worker — n. phr. A manual laborer who is probably a labor union member. Because Jack s father is a blue collar worker, Jack was so anxious to become an intellectual. Contrast: white collar workers …   Словарь американских идиом

  • blue-collar worker — A manual worker, normally one working on the shop floor, as opposed to an office worker, who is known as a white collar worker The blue collar refers to the blue overalls often worn in factories and the white collar to the normal office attire of …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • blue collar worker — worker in lower paying manual labor professions (such as miner, construction worker, etc.), common laborer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blue collar worker — Synonyms and related words: breadwinner, casual, casual laborer, common laborer, day laborer, employee, factory worker, flunky, free lance, free lancer, full time worker, hand, industrial worker, jobber, jobholder, laborer, laboring man, menial,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • blue-collar worker —  Non professional employee; laborer.  See white collar …   American business jargon

  • blue-collar worker — /blu: kɒlə ˌwɜ:kə/ noun a manual worker in a factory …   Dictionary of banking and finance


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