Meaning of brown-bag

brown-bag

Pronunciation: (broun'bag'), [key]
— v., adj. -bagged, -bag•ging,
—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 bag.
—v.i.
  1. to carry one's lunch in a brown paper bag.
  2. to bring one's lunch to work or elsewhere, esp. in a brown paper bag.
—adj.
  1. brought to work, usually in a small brown paper bag: a brown-bag lunch.
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