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 Cleveland Indians historian Jeremy Feador will speak at a virtual brown-bag lunch program via Massillon Museum. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Cleveland Indians team history focus of free virtual program," 5 Mar. 2021 At Kids Club All Day, which runs Aug. 17 to Sept. 4, children from kindergarten through fifth grade will bring their own tablet or device, a schedule of daily assignments, all distance learning instructions and a bag lunch. Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje,, "The coronavirus means San Antonio parents have to make choices this fall — and some have more options than others," 9 Aug. 2020 Each set of three 7-inch square zippered bags contains an assortment of colors and patterns that put a brown bag lunch to shame. Popular Science, "Reusable sandwich bags and wraps for eco-friendly eats," 12 June 2020 The Hotel Revival, a 107-room hotel in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood, has ramped up its community outreach, offering free rooms, rent-free spaces for local food suppliers and bagged lunches for medical staff. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, "How This Baltimore Hotel Is Helping Small Businesses, First Responders During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Video)," 9 Apr. 2020 And instead of hot meals, clients were being served bagged lunches. John D'anna, azcentral, "At St. Vincent de Paul, social distancing doesn't mean homeless people will go hungry," 19 Mar. 2020 Participants can either bring a bag lunch or order a box lunch which will be delivered to the group before departing for the museum., "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 4 Nov. 2019 This neighborhood in Severna Park, Maryland is feeling a strong sense of community from a mystery mom who leaves bagged lunches outside a busy roundabout. James Barrett, Redbook, "Good News and Inspiring Stories From the Pandemic to Lift Your Spirits," 6 Apr. 2020 Oakland County Baldwin Center, in Pontiac, will provide bag lunches 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, "Metro Detroit: Where to get free food during the coronavirus crises," 16 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of bag lunch

1895, in the meaning defined above

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12 Mar 2021

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“Bag lunch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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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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