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[pingk-kol-er] /ˈpɪŋkˈkɒl ər/

of or relating to a type of employment traditionally held by women, especially relatively low-paying work:
secretaries, phone operators, and other pink-collar workers.
of, relating to, or designating low-paid occupations traditionally associated with female workers Compare blue-collar, white-collar

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


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