brown-bag Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “brown-bag” in the English Dictionary

"brown-bag" in British English

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brown-bagadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˌbraʊnˈbæɡ/
brown-bag lunch food that you take to ​work with you to ​eat for ​yourmeal in the ​middle of the ​day: There are as many brown-bag ​luncheseaten today as ​lunches in ​restaurants.

brown-bagverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˌbraʊnˈbæɡ/ US
to take ​your own ​food to ​eat during the ​day, usually in a ​brownpaperbag: The ​park has ​become a ​place where ​officeworkers brown-bag it and take ​leisurelystrolls.
(Definition of brown-bag from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “brown-bag”
in Chinese (Simplified) 自带午餐(通常放在牛皮纸袋里)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自帶午餐(通常放在牛皮紙袋裡)…
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