box social


: a fund-raising affair at which box lunches are auctioned to the highest bidder

Examples of box social in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of box social was in 1882

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“Box social.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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