white-bread


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white-bread

(wīt′brĕd′, hwīt′-)
adj.
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).

white′ bread′


n.
any white or light-colored bread made from finely ground, usu. bleached, flour.
[1300–50]

white′-bread`


adj.
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.
[1975–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
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