- any white or light-colored bread made from finely ground, usually bleached, flour.
Origin of white bread
First recorded in 1300–50
- pertaining to or characteristic of the white middle class; bourgeois: a typical white-bread suburban neighborhood.
- bland; conventional.
Origin of white-bread
First recorded in 1975–80
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Examples from the Web for whitebread
Two decades later, Dr. Whitebread designed a panel showing photographs of famous medical pioneers of all nationalities.
Whitebread, Fenwick, and three other Jesuits, afterwards underwent the same fate.Historical Parallels, vol 3 (of 3)
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Also, in 1939, Dr. Whitebread was promoted to the rank of associate curator.
Word Origin and History for whitebread
c.1300, as opposed to darker whole-grain type; its popularity among middle-class America led to the slang sense of "conventional, bourgeois" (c.1980).
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