bag lunch


Definition of 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 The cafe ministry provides free hot and bag lunches, hygiene kits and other outreach to the needy. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Man killed by a train Tuesday had murdered his family in 1987 and spent years in a mental hospital," 9 Jan. 2020 The Mount Tabor United Methodist Church Women of Cabot serve a free brown-bag lunch at 11 a.m. each Thursday at the church, 4100 Arkansas 89 S. Aline Mccracken, Arkansas Online, "COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE THREE RIVERS AREA," 30 Dec. 2019 More than 35 volunteers prepared bagged lunches for the homeless that consisted of a sandwich, a bottle of water, fruit and a granola bar. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "Hashtag Lunchbag serves up food and messages for the homeless," 29 Dec. 2019 But brown-bag lunches are often filled with more snacks and junk food than what is offered by meal programs, Cohen said. Amy Ettinger, Washington Post, "Lunchtime is so short in some public schools, students are going hungry," 26 Aug. 2019 Stick to your budget and save money whenever possible by brown-bagging lunch, using coupons or taking a carpool. Tribune Content Agency,, "Horoscope for Aug. 5, 2019: Happy birthday Jesse Williams; Pisces, be discreet," 5 Aug. 2019 Front Door Communities, a ministry to the homeless and needy started by the church, offers bag lunches for the needy four days a week and a drop-in center for women called Lifted Spirits. Sal Pizarro, The Mercury News, "After 170 years, First Presbyterian Church of San Jose closes its doors downtown," 1 July 2019 Participants are provided fresh towels, shampoo, soap, razors, shaving cream, socks and bag lunches. Matthew Pera, The Mercury News, "Sausalito’s free showers for homeless to keep running," 15 June 2019 Please provide a bag lunch and a snack for your camper. Sarah Bonnette,, "Artscape: Bernard Mattox’s Friday studio sessions create more than artwork," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of bag lunch

1895, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jan 2020

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“Bag lunch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bag lunch

US : a lunch that is made at home, packed inside a bag or box, and eaten at a job, at school, etc.

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