- 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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Related Wordsunremarkable, conventional, normal, simple, plain, humble, generic, common, mediocre, dull, workaday, traditional, ordinary, boring, weak, mild, bland, bloodless, feeble, constant
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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