white-collar

Definition

Refers to employees who perform knowledge work, such as those in professional, managerial or administrative positions.

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I chose to be a white-collar after seeing my parents struggle so hard to provide for my sister and I.

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Though Chase liked to fix his car, he has a white-collar job as an accountant at one of the largest finance firms in New York City.

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White-collar jobs are typically jobs of higher brainpower, and rely heavily on sitting in an office setting with computers and creative thinking.

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