Definition of white-collar in English:


Syllabification: white-col·lar


1Of or relating to the work done or those who work in an office or other professional environment.
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  • The white-collar salaried professions, such as public administration and banking, did however, provide the potential for mobility.
  • About 50 million Americans work in these white-collar office jobs.
  • Changes in employment that have downgraded the status and pay of many of the old white-collar professions have rendered this term almost meaningless.
clerical, administrative, professional, executive, salaried, office
1.1Denoting nonviolent crime committed by white-collar workers, especially fraud.
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  • More regular surveys are being conducted of business corporations, resulting in greater exposure of fraud and white-collar crime.
  • The alleged criminal conduct was a nonviolent white-collar crime of which the many bank depositors in the Pekin area were the victims.
  • The Federal Trade Commission has named identity theft the fastest-growing white-collar crime today.

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