Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms.
Blandly conventional, especially when considered as typical of white middle-class America: "The proven ability of blacks to appeal to mainstream America ... shattered forever the mythology that only white-bread 'mainstream' culture could sell" (Joel Kotkin).
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
any white or light-colored bread made from finely ground, usu. bleached, flour.
usage: This term is used with disparaging intent, implying a contempt for the values of the white middle class.—adj. Informal: Disparaging.
1. pertaining to or characteristic of the white middle class; bourgeois: white-bread liberals.
2. bland; conventional.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Adj.||1.||white-bread - of or belonging to or representative of the white middle class; "white-bread America"; "a white-bread college student"|
conventional - unimaginative and conformist; "conventional bourgeois lives"; "conventional attitudes"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.