brown bagging

noun

Definition of brown bagging

1 : the practice of carrying one's lunch (as to school or work) usually in a brown paper bag
2 : the practice of carrying a bottle of liquor into a restaurant or club where setups are available

Other Words from brown bagging

brown-bag \ ˈbrau̇n-​ˌbag How to pronounce brown bagging (audio) \ verb or adjective
brown bagger noun

First Known Use of brown bagging

1959, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Brown bagging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brown%20bagging. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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