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green-collar

[green-kol-er] /ˈgrinˈkɒl ər/
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
1990-1995
1990-95; green in the sense ‘environmentally sound or beneficial’; on the model of blue-collar, white-collar
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British Dictionary definitions for greencollar

green-collar

adjective
1.
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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