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Definition of "brown-bag" [brown-bag]

  • To take (lunch) to work, typically in a brown paper bag. (verb-transitive)
  • To take (liquor) into a public establishment, such as a restaurant, that does not serve alcohol. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "brown-bag" in a sentence
  • "I remember several brown-bag lunches hosted by him inside UN headquarters where I would expound on why the UN should be doing better, and Annabi, in the courteous way of a Mediterranean official with the best Parisian education, would explain to me that I was partly wrong and that where I was right it was not the UN's fault."
  • "If you brown-bag your lunch better for your body, your wallet, and the planet, make a sandwich and a half with lean protein on whole grain bread."
  • "Christian Adams also identify Ms. Fernandes as having explicitly told a brown-bag lunch gathering of the entire Voting Section that the administration would not enforce the list maintenance provisions of Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act "NVRA"."