Antonyms of adj blue-collar

2 senses of blue-collar

Sense 1
blue-collar (vs. white-collar) -- (of or designating manual industrial work or workers)

white-collar (vs. blue-collar) -- (of or designating salaried professional or clerical work or workers; "the coal miner's son aspired to a white-collar occupation as a bookkeeper")
        => clerical -- (appropriate for or engaged in office work; "clerical skills"; "a clerical job"; "the clerical staff")
        => professional -- (engaged in by members of a profession; "professional occupations include medicine and the law and teaching")
        => pink-collar -- (of or relating to a class of jobs once traditionally filled by women; "a pink-collar employee")

Sense 2
propertyless, wage-earning, working-class, blue-collar -- (of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers; "party of the propertyless proletariat"- G.B.Shaw)

INDIRECT (VIA upper-class, lower-class) -> middle-class -- (occupying a socioeconomic position intermediate between those of the lower classes and the wealthy)
INDIRECT (VIA lower-class, middle-class) -> upper-class -- (occupying the highest socioeconomic position in a society)

Similarity of adj blue-collar

2 senses of blue-collar

Sense 1
blue-collar (vs. white-collar) -- (of or designating manual industrial work or workers)
       => industrial -- (employed in industry; "the industrial classes"; "industrial work")
       => manual (prenominal) -- (doing or requiring physical work; "manual labor"; "manual laborer")
       => wage-earning, working-class -- (working for hourly wages rather than fixed (e.g. annual) salaries; "working-class occupations include manual as well as industrial labor")
          Also See-> unskilled#1

Sense 2
propertyless, wage-earning, working-class, blue-collar -- (of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers; "party of the propertyless proletariat"- G.B.Shaw)
       => lower-class (vs. middle-class) (vs. upper-class), low-class -- (occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society)

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