- 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
- any white or light-colored bread made from finely ground, usually bleached, flour.
Origin of white bread
First recorded in 1300–50
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To bake this bread, sift together one quart of this "whole-ground" rye flour and two quarts of white-bread flour.
Word Origin and History for white-bread
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).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper