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noun
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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Origin of box social

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30
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