Definition of packet
- that trip will cost a packet
I got two packets of broccoli seeds to plant this summer.
He puts two packets of sugar in his coffee.
Could you get me another packet of ketchup?
Your information packet includes a map and a schedule of all the events at the conference.
I received the packet of legal papers today.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: a small, thin package
: a package in which something is sold and bought
: a group of things that have been gathered together for a particular purpose and usually put into a container (such as a folder or a large envelope)
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