green-collar

green-collar

[green-kol-er]
adjective
1.
noting or pertaining to workers, jobs, or businesses that are involved in protecting the environment or solving environmental problems.
noun Also, green collar.
2.
a green-collar worker.

Origin:
1990–95; green in the sense ‘environmentally sound or beneficial’; on the model of blue-collar, white-collar

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green-collar
 
adj
of, relating to, or designating workers involved in environmental protection, or employed by companies that have protection of the environment as a stated aim

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Main Entry:  green-collar
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  pertaining to a working class in the environmental or agricultural sectors
Example:  Green-collar jobs involve products and services that are environment-friendly.
Etymology:  1976
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