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adjective as in of manual workers

noun as in manual or technical laborer

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GOP leaders refused; they saw that Duke was pulling blue-collar Democrats to the party.

My adopted home region of Southern California has seen an almost 14% drop in high-wage blue-collar jobs since 2007.

And right now, working-class and blue-collar whites think the Democratic Party is just implacably against them.

“The post-90s generation wants office jobs, not blue collar work,” Sun explains.

These employ many in highly paid blue-collar fields, with average salaries of close to $100,000.

He must have been six, in a black velveteen suit with a light-blue collar-he remembered that suit well!

Then you've got your new Tussore with the blue collar and waistband.

He says he feels sorry for any one who has to wear a pink shirt with a blue collar.

Sailors' costume consists of a white shirt, with blue collar and cuffs, black handkerchief about the neck, and black tarpaulin.

In industry, the proportion of women in blue-collar and white-collar jobs was about equal.


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On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to blue-collar, such as: proletarian, factory-working, lower class, middle class, proletariat, and wage-earning.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.