Meaning of “brown-bag” in the English Dictionary

"brown-bag" in British English

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brown-bagadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˌbraʊnˈbæɡ/ us /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.

brown-bagverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˌbraʊnˈbæɡ/ us /ˌbraʊnˈbæɡ/ US

to take your own food to eat during the day, usually in a brown paper bag:

The park has become a place where office workers brown-bag it and take leisurely strolls.

(Definition of “brown-bag” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)