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 20, 2007
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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1. The part of the shirt that covers some of the neck, may be used to hold a tie in place, and is most often a shade of blue.

2. Working Class, which can be poor or even lower-upper class as the need for high-tech engineers rise, and is still very hazardous, strenuous, and important as any construction, factory, or free lancing labor.

3. An individual who maintains a middle-ish class job that is not a desk job, or a conventional artistic work. A redneck is not to be confused with blue collars as some red necks have no job, or simple work to survive by chopping wood, handyman service, and odds n ends jobs like ruffing and most any job where you'll get a sunburn, since originally rednecks were Irish workers, since we(yes i am one too) do not tan, only get a red neck etc, etc, yadda, yadda
Larry is a cable guy, Jeff is a comedian, both wear blue collars, thus they are Bluecollar and not Redcoats...

When I went to the union meeting with Jeb I realized I shouldn't have worn my green flannel shirt as everyone else wore their blue flannel.
by chazzy t June 19, 2007
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