brown bagging


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

Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of brown bagging was in 1959

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Cite this Entry

“Brown bagging.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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