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

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Other Words from brown bagging

brown-bag \ˈbrau̇n-​ˌbag \ verb or adjective
brown bagger noun

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Marching out the Camden Sophisticated Sisters and Distinguished Brothers Drill Team was likewise an effective crowd rouser as a brown bag dinner was being served to all. Jonathan Takiff, Philly.com, "Taylor Mac: The drag queen who could change your life," 11 June 2018 For brown bag lunches of custom-cut meats paired with Knight Sugar Fudge, stop by Laurel’s Knight Butcher. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, "The 20 Best Small Towns To Visit in 2018," 5 June 2018 Bring your sewing machine with pre-wound bobbins and a brown bag lunch. Courant Community, "Community News For The South Windsor Edition," 24 Apr. 2018 Images showed cash laying out in the open, on desks, drawers, as well as wads of money stuffed in envelopes and brown bags. Emily Smith, CNN, "Newly released images show glimpse of life inside Prince's Paisley Park," 20 Apr. 2018 Bring your sewing machine with pre-wound bobbins and a brown bag lunch. Courant Community, "Community News For The South Windsor Edition," 17 Apr. 2018 Bring your sewing machine with pre-wound bobbins and a brown bag lunch. Courant Community, "Community News For The South Windsor Edition," 3 Apr. 2018 Bring your sewing machine with pre-wound bobbins and a brown bag lunch. Courant Community, "Community News For The South Windsor Edition," 20 Mar. 2018 Willoughby Brewing has grown from a brewpub that once was a cigar lounge that served lagers in brown bags to creating what has become a cult-classic ale among craft-beer drinkers. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Willoughby Brewing Co. marks 20 years with specials and a lot of history," 19 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of brown bagging

1959, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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