brown bag


verb (used with object), brown-bagged, brown-bagging.
to bring (one's own liquor) to a restaurant or club, especially one that has no liquor license.
to bring (one's lunch) to work or elsewhere, usually in a small brown paper bag.
verb (used without object), brown-bagged, brown-bagging.
to carry one's lunch in a brown paper bag.
brought to work, usually in a small brown paper bag: a brown-bag lunch.
brown-bag it, to bring one's lunch to work or elsewhere, especially in a brown paper bag.

brown-bagger, noun Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
brown bag
1.  a bag made of brown paper, often used for carrying a packed lunch or alcohol
vb , -bags, -bagging, -bagged
2.  to take a packed lunch in a brown bag
3.  to carry alcohol in a brown bag

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brown-bag definition

  1. n.
    a bag lunch. : Bring a brown-bag, and we'll talk and eat at the same time.
  2. in.
    to carry a bag lunch. : He's back to brown-bagging while he saves up for his vacation.
  3. mod.
    having to do with an event during which people eat their own bag lunches. : These brown-bag affairs seem so tacky.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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