brown bag

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the brown paper bag traditionally used to carry one's own lunch from home.

Noun[edit]

brown bag (plural brown bags)

  1. (idiomatic) A short presentation or seminar on a given subject, especially one given at lunchtime.
    Did you attend the brown bag Tuesday on healthy exercise habits?

Verb[edit]

brown bag (third-person singular simple present brown bags, present participle brown bagging, simple past and past participle brown bagged)

  1. To carry one's lunch from home, as in a bag, rather than purchase it from a cafeteria or restaurant.

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