- bring your own bottle, as of liquor or wine: often included in an invitation to indicate that the host will not provide liquor.
Origin of BYOB
First recorded in 1970–75
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- Australian and NZ an unlicensed restaurant at which diners may drink their own wine, etc
Word Origin for BYO
C20: from the phrase bring your own
- bring your own beer
- bring your own booze
- bring your own bottle
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initialism for "bring your own bottle" or "bring your own booze," by 1951.
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