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pink-collar

[pingk-kol-er] /ˈpɪŋkˈkɒl ər/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a type of employment traditionally held by women, especially relatively low-paying work:
secretaries, phone operators, and other pink-collar workers.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80; on the model of blue-collar and white-collar
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British Dictionary definitions for pink-collar

pink-collar

adjective
1.
of, relating to, or designating low-paid occupations traditionally associated with female workers Compare blue-collar, white-collar
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Word Origin and History for pink-collar
adj.

in reference to jobs generally held by women, 1977, from pink (adj.), considered a characteristically feminine color, + collar (n.).

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