from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A fund-raising event in which donated box lunches are auctioned off.

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  • noun US A fundraising event in which boxes are decorated and filled with meals for two (traditionally by women) and others (traditionally men) bid on them, anticipating a meal with the preparer.
  • noun UK, historical A Victorian social event for young people.


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