Definition of sachet in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsaʃeɪ/


1British A small sealed bag or packet containing a small quantity of something: a sachet of sugar
More example sentences
  • She provided some light entertainment by first struggling to open a sachet of sauce for her sushi, then struggling even to open a bag of crisps (she eventually used the chopsticks from the sushi to poke a hole in the bag).
  • Also, if you eat at pubs like the Hogshead or a Wetherspoon, take advantage of their condiment selection - you never know when a sachet of mustard, ketchup or mayonnaise might come in handy.
  • She had difficulty understanding that Barbara would appreciate a dressing for the salad, but a sachet of mayonnaise eventually appeared.
2A small bag containing dried scented material such as lavender, used to scent clothes.
Example sentences
  • This is the place to pick up your souvenirs - lavender sachets, toilettes, colognes, soaps, and, strictly to be consumed on the premises, home-made lavender ice-cream.
  • Place scented sachets into your dresser drawers and closet
  • You can smell the lavender sachets on them, if not indeed the mothballs, and they seem to be made up of faded photographs and yellowing newspaper clippings.
2.1 [mass noun] archaic Dried, scented material for use in scenting clothes.


Mid 19th century (in sense 2): from French, 'little bag', diminutive of sac, from Latin saccus 'sack, bag'.

Words that rhyme with sachet

attaché, cachet, papier-mâché, sashay

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Line breaks: sa¦chet

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