re·​pack·​age (ˌ)rē-ˈpa-kij How to pronounce repackage (audio)
repackaged; repackaging; repackages

transitive verb

: to package again or anew
specifically : to put into a more efficient or attractive form
repackager noun

Examples of repackage in a Sentence

Large pieces of meat are cut and repackaged at the butcher's shop. repackage newspaper comic strips as books TV studios repackage real-life dramas as entertainment.
Recent Examples on the Web Some stores may have repackaged bulk walnut halves and pieces into plastic clamshells or bags, officials said. James Powel, USA TODAY, 3 May 2024 They’d been sold in pre-assembled kits that would have been impractical to repackage. Lori Rozsa, Washington Post, 10 Feb. 2024 Eventually other products in the line will also get repackaged. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 Compactness is a hallmark of her writing, made possible by both hard graft and her gifts for exposition and exegesis, which enabled her to digest and repackage huge quantities of material. Charles Arrowsmith, Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2024 If young adults want to repackage parsimony, that’s great — because the struggle to save while managing monthly expenses is real. Michelle Singletary, Washington Post, 2 Feb. 2024 Owens joined the partisan conservative news website, which gained traction during former President Donald Trump’s time in the White House, in 2020 and hosted a weekday commentary show for the brand, known for repackaging other news outlets’ reporting with a right-wing spin. Kevin Dolak, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Mar. 2024 James’ work was one of many popular Twilight stories that got scrubbed and repackaged for sale. Elizabeth Minkel, WIRED, 28 Feb. 2024 The new outlet aims to repackage the three companies’ sports networks, which include ESPN, Fox Sports1 and TNT. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 7 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of repackage was in 1899

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“Repackage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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re·​pack·​age (ˈ)rē-ˈpak-ij How to pronounce repackage (audio)
: to package again or anew
especially : to put into a more attractive form

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