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white bread



  1. any white or light-colored bread made from finely ground, usually bleached, flour.



[ hwahyt-bred, wahyt- ]


, Informal.
  1. pertaining to or characteristic of the white middle class; bourgeois:

    a typical white-bread suburban neighborhood.

  2. bland; conventional.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of white bread1

First recorded in 1300–50

Origin of white bread2

First recorded in 1975–80

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Example Sentences

White-bread ISIS recruits, culled from the wastelands of Web 2.0, call that tidy division into terrible question.

Take your average lunch:  turkey sandwich (white bread, lettuce, mayo, cheese), soft drink, and potato chips.

Against these powerful alliance of tribes, what can ultra-white-bread Romney do in response?

(3) A grilled cheese by Cecilia Fabulich, with aged cheddar and white bread.

She went on to describe the brown bags loaded with Cheetos, Go-gurt, and a sandwich that was made with white bread.

One morning, while thus engaged, as Schiller turned a few steps from the door, poor Kunda offered me a piece of white bread.

There are three kinds of bread—the white bread, meal bread, and black or rye bread.

Quick as her movements were, Mary caught a smell of strong green tea, and the sight of a sugar bowl and a slice of white bread.

The steaming coffee and hot milk and the fresh white bread Apollonie had prepared looked very appetizing to him.

"A soft roll of white bread; she would enjoy that, for now she is old she can hardly eat the hard, black bread," answered Dete.


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