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BYOB

1.
bring your own bottle, as of liquor or wine: often included in an invitation to indicate that the host will not provide liquor.
Also, BYO.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
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British Dictionary definitions for byo

BYO

noun
1.
(Austral & NZ) an unlicensed restaurant at which diners may drink their own wine, etc
Word Origin
C20: from the phrase bring your own

BYOB

abbreviation
1.
bring your own beer
2.
bring your own booze
3.
bring your own bottle
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Word Origin and History for byo

BYOB

initialism for "bring your own bottle" or "bring your own booze," by 1951.

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Slang definitions & phrases for byo

BYOB

modifier

: a BYOB party

verb phrase

Bring your own bottle, or your own booze (1950s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for byo

BYO

bring your own [food and drink]

BYOB

  1. bring your own booze
  2. bring your own bottle
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