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white bread

noun
1.
any white or light-colored bread made from finely ground, usually bleached, flour.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50

white-bread

[hwahyt-bred, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˌbrɛd, ˈwaɪt-/
adjective, Informal.
1.
pertaining to or characteristic of the white middle class; bourgeois:
a typical white-bread suburban neighborhood.
2.
bland; conventional.
Origin
1975-80
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Word Origin and History for white bread
n.

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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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whistle stop

noun phrase

A small town

[1934+ Railroad; fr the fact that the train does not regularly stop at such a town, or stops only when signaled by a whistle]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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