pink-collar
adjective Date: 1975 of, relating to, or constituting a class of employees in occupations (as nursing and clerical jobs) traditionally held by women

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  • pink-collar — /pingk kol euhr/, adj. of or pertaining to a type of employment traditionally held by women, esp. relatively low paying work: secretaries, phone operators, and other pink collar workers. [1975 80; on the model of BLUE COLLAR and WHITE COLLAR] * * …   Universalium

  • pink-collar — adjective pink collar jobs/workers/industries etc especially AmE low paid jobs done mainly by women, for example in offices and restaurants, or the women who do these jobs compare white­collar, blue­collar …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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