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box social

noun

  1. a social event, usually to raise funds, at which individually prepared and contributed box lunches or dinners are auctioned off to the participants, the highest bidder in each case often having the privilege of sharing the meal with its preparer.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of box social1

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30

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Example Sentences

But when Imbert paid $10 for the teacher's box at a box-social held at the schoolhouse one night, the old-timers gaped.

The following night I went with my box-social friend to a ball.

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