brown bagging
noun Date: 1959 1. the practice of carrying (as to work) one's lunch usually in a brown paper bag 2. the practice of carrying a bottle of liquor into a restaurant or club where setups are availablebrown-bag verb or adjectivebrown bagger noun

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  • brown bagging — pp. Putting all of a person s medicines into a brown bag and taking them to a doctor or pharmacist for review. brown bag v. brown bag n. brown bag adj. Example Citation: At least once a year, bring all of your child s medicines and supplements… …   New words

  • brown bagging — noun a) The act of brown bagging, of carrying lunch to work (or school), frequently in a brown paper bag. b) The agricultural practice of planting seed saved from the farmers own harvest, as opposed to buying new seed from a seed company …   Wiktionary

  • brown-bagging — American, informal taking your own food, usually in a brown paper bag, to eat in the middle of the day when you are not at home. We ve stopped brown bagging it s too cold now to eat in the park …   New idioms dictionary

  • brown bagging — …   Useful english dictionary

  • brown-bag — brown ,bag verb intransitive AMERICAN INFORMAL 1. ) to bring your lunch with you to work or school, usually in a brown paper bag: brown bag it: I usually eat in the cafeteria but I m brown bagging it today. 2. ) to bring your own alcoholic drinks …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • brown-bag — brown bagger, n. /brown bag /, v., brown bagged, brown bagging, adj. v.t. 1. to bring (one s own liquor) to a restaurant or club, esp. one that has no liquor license. 2. to bring (one s lunch) to work or elsewhere, usually in a small brown paper… …   Universalium

  • brown-bag|ging — «BROWN BAG ihng», n., adj. or brown bagging. U.S. –noun. 1. the practice of carrying a homemade lunch to work. 2. the practice of carrying one s own alcoholic liquor into a restaurant, club, or social function, especially in states where the sale …   Useful english dictionary

  • brown-bag — ☆ brown bag [broun′bag΄ ] vt., vi. brown bagged, brown bagging 1. to carry (one s lunch) to work or school, as in a brown paper bag 2. to bring (one s own liquor) into a restaurant, nightclub, etc. which is not permitted to sell liquor but may… …   English World dictionary

  • brown-bag — brown bagging taking your own food, usually in a brown paper bag, to eat in the middle of the day when you are not at home. We had our meeting over a brown bag lunch. (always before noun) …   New idioms dictionary

  • brown-bag — verb or adjective see brown bagging * * * brown bagger, n. /brown bag /, v., brown bagged, brown bagging, adj. v.t. 1. to bring (one s own liquor) to a restaurant or club, esp. one that has no liquor license. 2. to bring (one s lunch) to work or… …   Useful english dictionary

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