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English definition of “brown-bag”

brown-bag

adjective [before noun]     /ˌbraʊnˈbæɡ/
brown-bag lunch food that you take to work with you to eat for your meal in the middle of the day: There are as many brown-bag lunches eaten today as lunches in restaurants.Meals and parts of meals
(Definition of brown-bag adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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