bag lunch

noun

Definition of bag lunch 

US

: 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

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Participants must bring their own camping equipment, including tent and sleeping bag, bagged lunch for Saturday and a dish to share for the Saturday night potluck dinner. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Kids listings," 30 Apr. 2018 So far this year, sorority members have bagged lunches for the homeless in Washington, D.C., held a backpack drive with a goal of donating 1 million backpacks, and worked on beautification projects at college campuses. Elizabeth Myong, Houston Chronicle, "AKA sorority sisters serve the Houston community," 7 July 2018 In addition, bagged lunches on Saturdays and meals for the homebound are also prepared by volunteers. Kari Barnett, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Caring Kitchen moves meal prep to Delray Beach church," 3 July 2018 Free bag lunches will be provided at Cudahy Middle School, 5530 S. Barland Ave. Darryl Enriquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "These schools in Cudahy, St. Francis, South Milwaukee are running free meal programs this summer," 14 June 2018 Participants should wear hats, closed-toed shoes,and bring water, snacks or bagged lunch, bug spray, sunscreen and binoculars. Rosemarie Dowell, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Butterfly expert to lead Ferndale Preserve walk in search of winged creatures," 31 May 2018 My husband brings him a bag lunch almost every day, and has also given him bags of toiletries, winter supplies, and the occasional sweater. Amy Dickinson, BostonGlobe.com, "Husband gives a hand — and a beer — to homeless friend," 14 May 2018 Breakfast, bag lunch, and dinner come included with your stay. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "7 Adventurous Family Vacations You Can Afford," 16 Apr. 2018 The Episcopal Diocese of Washington will host an interfaith prayer vigil the night before the march and is providing housing and bagged lunches. Sophie Kaplan, USA TODAY, "D.C.-bound for March for Our Lives? Groups opening up homes in nation's capital," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of bag lunch

1895, in the meaning defined above

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