n. an employee tasked to perform physical or manual labor. The term also refers to a technical laborer or a factory worker. Derived from the blue shirt jacks worn by an industrial workforce. Compare white-collar worker.

BLUE-COLLAR WORKER: "A blue-collar worker is a skilled to semi-skilled worker who belongs to the rank and file."
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