Definition of brown-bag lunch in English:

brown-bag lunch

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noun

  • (also bag lunch) North American A packed lunch carried to work, school, etc..
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    • These cookies are a healthy alternative to most cookies - perfect for a school bag lunch or an after-school snack.
    • After a hearty breakfast (homemade banana pancakes with fruit sauce), you hike to hot springs, meadows and peaks and stop to enjoy a gourmet brown-bag lunch (pita sandwiches, tabbouleh, fresh salad, etc.).
    • Round out a sandwich-and-fruit combo with any of these healthy munchies for a brown-bag lunch that won't come home at the end of the day.

verb

(brown-bag it) North American Back to top  
  • Take a packed lunch to work, school, etc.: no school lunch next week, I’m brown-bagging it

Derivatives

brown-bagger

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