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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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Examples for lunchbox
  • The leftovers are terrific lunchbox fare, delicious cold or hot.
  • The school year returns, and with it a perpetual conundrum: what to pack in that lunchbox.
  • The new tester uses smaller, more portable equipment that fits into a case the size of a lunchbox.
  • He repeatedly complained to his supervisor about the working conditions, including the appearance of a noose in his lunchbox.
British Dictionary definitions for lunchbox

lunchbox

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

a container for regularly carrying one's midday meal; also written lunch box

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Slang definitions & phrases for lunchbox

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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