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brown bagging

noun

Definition of brown bagging

  1. 1 :  the practice of carrying (as to work) one's lunch usually in a brown paper bag

  2. 2 :  the practice of carrying a bottle of liquor into a restaurant or club where setups are available

brown–bag play \ˈbrau̇n-ˌbag\ verb or adjective
brown bagger noun


1959

First Known Use of brown bagging

1959


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