Definition of white bread in English:

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white bread

Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wīt ˌbred/


Bread that is light in color, made with flour that has been through a refining process: a thick slice of white bread refined carbohydrates, such as white breads, contain more starch than whole grains
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  • Use nice, thick-cut white bread to make French toast.
  • Americans consume five loaves of white bread for every loaf of whole wheat.
  • White bread is low in fiber.


(white-bread) North American informal
Blandly conventional in a way that is regarded as characteristic of the white middle classes: inoffensive white-bread comedies
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  • Before that, before corporate man became a sexy thing, corporate America was a white-bread, repressed, deeply uncool place to be.
  • And all of sudden, we then get white-bread television, and you know, we'll have television of the '50s again.
  • We must find some alternative to the most insular tendencies of ethnic social clubs, but not white-bread homogeneity or the romance of going it alone.

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Syllabification: white bread

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