1. Generally refers to uneducated laborers who work menial factory jobs for a set wage. Also refers to union workers who generally give up all aspects of personal accountability for the security of union tenure.

2. Blue collar is now synonymous with union drone. He will do what the union tells him to do, when they tell him to do it. This is especially true during election time when the union endorses one candidate over another. The endorsed candidate will get the lot of union votes, usually for favors paid to union leadership after the election ends.

3. Blue collar is synonymous with the decline of American industries and the creation of the "Rust Belt". Blue collar workers got greedy and demanded unusually high wages and benefits for a decreasing amount of work and responsibility. This resulted in many unskilled labor positions being moved to other countries. See steel industry and automotive industries as example.
See that guy, he is one lazy ass blue collar man.
by opinonated January 21, 2011
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adjective: working class. I don't know how it became OK to equate blue collar with redneck. I was born and raised just a few miles west of Manhattan (I'm from New Jersey); I don't wear a mullet or a wife beater; I don't drive a pickup truck; and I am an unabashed and unashamed liberal. I am not a redneck; I am blue collar, a member of the working class, and damned proud of it.
redneck: ah hate niggers, jews, catholics, librals, commies, rich people, and anyone else who's not like me.
blue collar: I work with my hands to create the goods and services that people in my community need. I may be of any race, gender, religious belief, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. Without people like me, this country would cease to exist as we know it.

"I work, therefore I am." Rene Descartes, philosopher and laborer
by earpuller November 12, 2005
backbone of American society, the hard-working folk who keep the country running.
blue collar: "we cook your meals, we haul your trash, we connect your calls, we drive your ambulances, we guard you while you sleep. Do not fuck with us."
by big3l April 19, 2007
Making wages above $7.00 an hour and below $250,000 a year. Considered anyone of lower and middle class.
A humble person who makes a modest living.
After Joe hit the lotto, he still maintained a blue collar attitude.
by Mr. Dwayne October 18, 2004
Blue collar does NOT simply refer to working class people. Blue collar workers are working class people whose jobs consist of MANUAL labor.

A white collar worker may also be a member of the working class. In some cases white collar workers make less money than blue collar workers.
Construction laborers are blue collar workers.
by bumbleclot May 14, 2009
Of or relating to wage earners, especially as a class, whose jobs are performed in work clothes and often involve manual labor.
Have you seen Jeff Foxworthy's "The Blue Collar Comedy Tour"? It is hilarious! I nearly wet my pants laughing so hard!
by illEATurHARTout April 06, 2004

1. working class

2. a working class person
Blue collar living was not satisfying enough for him.
by The Return of Light Joker September 02, 2008
People who generally do not have a college education, and go straight into a physical, or modest working class job after high school.
Joe the plumber is a textbook example of blue collar
by darkhorse008 August 15, 2009

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