pre·​pack·​age (ˌ)prē-ˈpa-kij How to pronounce prepackage (audio)
prepackaged; prepackaging; prepackages

transitive verb

: to package (something, such as food or a manufactured article) before offering for sale to the consumer

Examples of prepackage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Currently, many meals are prepackaged and trucked to schools from a central kitchen. Rory Linnane, Journal Sentinel, 1 May 2023 Messerlian suggests that people can lower their exposure by making small changes in their homes and habits, such as replacing scented detergents and skin creams with fragrance-free varieties and buying cold cuts wrapped in paper at a deli counter rather than items prepackaged in plastic. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, 1 Mar. 2023 As LLMs give chatbot developers a better ability to develop intents for narrow-scope chatbots, the ability to prepackage these solutions in a verticalized way will become increasingly simplified. Halvard Totland, Forbes, 22 Mar. 2023 After preparing 45 turkeys and a full Thanksgiving dinner for about 400 people, a group of volunteering medical students behind Project Feast also need to prepackage the meals, remember their masks and tape the floors to promote social distancing. Mckenna Oxenden,, 25 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prepackage was in 1944

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Cite this Entry

“Prepackage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


pre·​pack·​age (ˈ)prē-ˈpak-ij How to pronounce prepackage (audio)
: to package (as food) before offering for sale
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