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  1. a small container, usually of metal or plastic and with a handle, for carrying one's lunch from home to school or work.
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Origin of lunchbox

First recorded in 1860–65; lunch + box1
Also called lunchpail, lunch·buck·et [luhnch-buhk-it] /ˈlʌntʃˌbʌk ɪt/.
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Examples from the Web for lunchbox

Historical Examples of lunchbox

  • Sour pickles were added to these when he filled Cis's lunchbox, which closely resembled a camera.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy

    Eleanor Gates

British Dictionary definitions for lunchbox


  1. a container for carrying a packed lunch
  2. British and Australian jocular a man's genitals
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