Definition of care package in English:

care package

Line breaks: care pack|age

noun

North American
  • A parcel of food, money, or luxury items sent to a loved one who is away from home for an extended period.
    More example sentences
    • Mom just came by here with a care package.
    • She was there in Curtis Park here in Denver for a community service morning where they were packing up care packages for military families.
    • She also makes sure the soldiers themselves have care packages.

Origin

1940s: from CARE, an acronym from the initial letters of Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe, a relief organization which arranged aid packages after the Second World War.

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