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care package

noun

Simple Definition of care package

  • : a package of useful or enjoyable items (such as candy or baked goods) that is sent or given as a gift to someone who is away from home

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of care package

  1. :  a package of useful or pleasurable items that is sent or given as a gift to another (as a college student)

Origin of care package

from CARE package, a charity parcel sent to needy Europeans after World War II


First Known Use: 1962


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