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Definition of "white-bread" []

  • 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). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "white-bread" in a sentence
  • "The white-bread Republicans are opposing the black president from nominating the Asian professor as judge."
  • "Just who is this guy with the plainest, most white-bread name in America?"
  • "Announcing Mr. Spivak's hire, the station's general manager, Jerry Nachman, told The Post: "Given the reluctance on our part to put the toothy, blond, stylistic, unoffensive, white-bread news talent on the air, this guy was destined.""
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