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noun [countable] packet pronunciation in British English /ˈpækɪt/
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  1. 1
    a small parcel or envelope containing a set of similar things
    packet of: A packet of brochures arrived in the post.
    a packet of seeds
    1. a.
      British a box, bag, or plastic wrapping containing food that has been weighed ready to be sold, or the food that this contains. The American word is package
      The ingredients should be listed on the packet.
      packet of: a 500g packet of spaghetti
    2. b.
      British a paper or plastic bag containing potato crisps, or the crisps that a bag contains.
      packet of: All I had for lunch was a packet of crisps.
  2. 2
    British informal a large amount of money
    I bet he’s earning a packet.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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