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lunchbox

[luhnch-boks] /ˈlʌntʃˌbɒks/
noun
1.
a small container, usually of metal or plastic and with a handle, for carrying one's lunch from home to school or work.
Also called lunchpail, lunchbucket
[luhnch-buhk-it] /ˈlʌntʃˌbʌk ɪt/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; lunch + box1
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British Dictionary definitions for lunch-bucket

lunchbox

/ˈlʌntʃˌbɒks/
noun
1.
a container for carrying a packed lunch
2.
(Brit & Austral, jocular) a man's genitals
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Slang definitions & phrases for lunch-bucket

lunch-bucket

modifier
  1. Working-class; blue-collar; proletarian and ordinary: Phillips is a regular commentator on NPR, that bastion of lunch-bucket values/ The fight made Tomashek a lunch pail hero/ hard worker, good player, overlooked contributor, a lunch-pail guy
  2. Favoring the political interests of the working class: Traditional lunch-pail liberals and progressive Democrats are beginning to question the vitality of their own programs (1990s+)

lunchbox

noun

A confused or ignorant person; someone out of touch with reality; ditzo (1960s+ Students)


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