2. [syn: propertyless, wage-earning, working-class, blue-collar]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
blue-collar \blue-collar\ adj.
1. of or designating work or workers in industry not
requiring well-groomed appearance. [Narrower terms:
2. of those who work for wages especially manual or
industrial laborers. [Narrower terms: lower-class,
Syn: propertyless, wage-earning, working-class.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: of or designating manual industrial work or workers [ant:
2: of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial
laborers; "party of the propertyless proletariat"- G.B.Shaw
[syn: propertyless, wage-earning, working-class, blue-