Definition of white-collared in US English:

white-collared

adjective

  • 1Of an animal: having a band of white hairs or feathers on the neck.

  • 2Wearing a white collar.

  • 3Of a person: employed in non-manual work, especially office work of an administrative, managerial, or clerical nature.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Pennant (1726–1798), naturalist, traveller, and writer. From white + collared.

Pronunciation

white-collared

/ˌwʌɪtˈkɒləd/