box lunch


: a lunch packed in a container (such as a box)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Behind the cluttered counter, a 68-year-old-man with long silvery hair and tinted glasses looked up from his bento box lunch. Alex Vadukul, New York Times, 25 Nov. 2022 After the program, a complimentary catered box lunch of soul food cuisine was served with chicken, ham, turkey and yams, plus macaroni and cheese. Karie Angell Luc,, 28 Feb. 2022 Tickets are $150 and include green fees and cart, range balls, box lunch, dinner and a goodie bag. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Aug. 2022 Tickets include tournament play, contests, green/court fees, snacks and beverages, access to the resort facilities, commemorative gift, box lunch, cocktail party, hors d’oeuvres, open bar, and awards ceremony. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Sep. 2022 Between tour stops, enjoy a furnished box lunch (choices available) at Simsbury’s Ellsworth Center., 5 Apr. 2022 Other sources attribute the brownie to Bertha Potter Palmer, a wealthy socialite who asked the chef at the Palmer House Hotel to create a dessert that could be included in a box lunch for ladies attending the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1837. cleveland, 8 Dec. 2021 In Louisville, each $100 ticket also includes a BBQ box lunch for two prepared by the Women Culinary and Spirits Program mentees and one bottle of Maker's Mark CommUNITY Batch. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, 30 Nov. 2021 The tour, at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 12, includes a box lunch, and the bus leaves from the Pfister Hotel. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of box lunch was in 1889

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Cite this Entry

“Box lunch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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