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Noun. March 16, 2012, Word of the Day
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Definition

A small flat box in stainless steel, aluminium, or even plastic for carrying packed snacks and a small meal to school and work. Much more modest than the “lunch box” of the well-to-do, lacking as it does handles, hinges, and divided sections, not to mention decals of cartoon characters in vibrant colours.

Usage

“See this tiffin box? I used to carry my lunch in it for years. Now I store my tablets in it. Very convenient.”
Added 2011-10-12 by oldathai

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

Food and Drink

Terms referencing this

Picnic spot, tumbler
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