Antonyms of adj white-collar

1 sense of white-collar

Sense 1
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")

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")

Similarity of adj white-collar

1 sense of white-collar

Sense 1
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")
          Also See-> skilled#1

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