care package


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Once, while preparing a care package to take to her children in New York, Ro turned a couple of frozen Costco flank steaks into bulgogi, thinly slicing the slabs and formulating a marinade to tenderize the tougher cut. San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Feb. 2023 Her son, Parsigh, sent her the batteries as part of a care package from Australia that took two months to arrive and also included peanut butter, honey and vitamins. Raja Abdulrahim Laura Boushnak, New York Times, 12 Sep. 2022 Yeong-han is recovering from jaw surgery with a care package from his Dallas Fuel family. Dallas News, 6 Jan. 2022 One day, one of her tentmates had an odd little self-care package from home. John Wenz, Discover Magazine, 5 July 2018 Best of all, 25 cents from every LakeHouse care package is donated to Ambassadors for Children to benefit foster kids in southwest Missouri. Jon Langston, Car and Driver, 3 Jan. 2023 The benefits included in the preventive care package are available just one day after purchasing the policy. Dallas News, 2 Jan. 2023 For Lopez, whose family is from Honduras, the care package was a lifeline. Ryan Martin, The Indianapolis Star, 27 Nov. 2022 This care package is chock full of classic treats to satisfy their sweet and salty cravings. Karla Pope, Woman's Day, 6 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of care package was in 1962

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“Care package.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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