box social ExamplesWord Origin 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.
Origin of box social An Americanism dating back to 1925–30 Examples from the Web for box social Historical Examples of box social
The following night I went with my box-social friend to a ball.
Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
But when Imbert paid $10 for the teacher’s box at a box-social held at the schoolhouse one night, the old-timers gaped.
Edith Eudora Kohl