greencollar

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

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To greencollar
Collins
World English Dictionary
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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature