bag lunch


: a lunch prepared at home and packed inside a bag or box to be eaten elsewhere
His circle of students grew, and each Tuesday they met to eat bag lunches and talk.Elizabeth Hall

called also box lunch

Examples of bag lunch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to Christensen, before departing Texas, the NGO in McAllen provided a bag lunch to all passengers. Brittny Mejia, Los Angeles Times, 20 June 2023 An Old-School Turkey Wrap With Vegetables: 25 Grams Don't dismiss the old-school brown paper bag lunch. Cassie Shortsleeve, Health, 27 Feb. 2023 Share this homemade yogurt fruit dip at parties or package in small containers to tote in brown bag lunches. Bhg Test Kitchen, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Mar. 2023 Since its inception in 1985, DuPage Pads has worked with faith groups in the county to open their doors to those with no place to sleep at night, offering an evening meal, a pad or cot to sleep on, and breakfast in the morning before sending people on their way with a brown bag lunch. Suzanne Baker,, 18 Feb. 2022 Guest conductor takes part in a free moderated conversation and question-and-answer session for a virtual brown-bag lunch at noon today via Zoom. Eric E. Harrison, Arkansas Online, 4 Nov. 2021 Among the words: webmaster, tribe, brown bag lunch. Steven P. Dinkin, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Feb. 2023 MacCannon Brown Homeless Sanctuary in Milwaukee, a one-stop-shop for residents who need everything from a brown bag lunch to living room furniture, got $25,000. Taima Kern, Journal Sentinel, 5 Jan. 2023 For those who can’t make the Dec. 6 event, the bike coalition offers a year-round schedule of educational events ranging from bike rodeos at schools to brown bag lunch presentations at local businesses. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bag lunch was in 1895

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Cite this Entry

“Bag lunch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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