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or BYO

  1. bring your own bottle, as of liquor or wine: often included in an invitation to indicate that the host will not provide liquor.
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Origin of BYOB

First recorded in 1970–75
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British Dictionary definitions for byob


abbreviation for
  1. bring your own beer
  2. bring your own booze
  3. bring your own bottle
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Word Origin and History for byob


initialism for "bring your own bottle" or "bring your own booze," by 1951.

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