Definition of sachet in English:

sachet

noun

  • 1British A small sealed bag or packet containing a small quantity of something.

    ‘a sachet of sugar’
    • ‘She places an empty sachet of tartare sauce under a pepperpot so it doesn't blow away.’
    • ‘If you get a take-away, you'll be asked if you want a little sachet of sambal to go with it.’
    • ‘When Irene said ‘yes’ Cheryl added a sachet of salt.’
    • ‘Peel back film and stir sachet of sauce into chilli.’
    • ‘A range of sauces in sachets was available on each table.’
    • ‘The Innkeeper emptied a sachet of Cadbury's drinking chocolate into a mug and went out the back to turn the kettle on.’
    • ‘Patients first drink a sachet of orange juice or citric acid.’
    • ‘Tarnish, as with silver, can be prevented by storing your jewellery in resealable plastic bag together with a sachet of silica gel.’
    • ‘Still I insisted, because when you buy a plant or a little sachet of seeds, what you really buy is the dream, the possibility of it growing and blossoming and making you feel so proud.’
    • ‘Today a large sachet of Tea Tree & Mint Shower Gel fell through the door.’
    • ‘Melissa took some water out and a sachet of ice tea and began mixing ice tea.’
    • ‘Shaking her head, Jess swirled a fourth sachet of sugar into her half-empty cup.’
    • ‘She had difficulty understanding that Barbara would appreciate a dressing for the salad, but a sachet of mayonnaise eventually appeared.’
    • ‘The girls are not allowed to step out of the conclaves, even to buy so much as a bar of soap or a sachet of shampoo.’
    • ‘I generally try to load cameras well before a dive, and wedge a small sachet of silica gel in a corner of the housing.’
    • ‘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 was too busy helping herself to his coffee and emptying two sachets of sugar into it.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘I helped myself to sachets of ketchup and tartare sauce and tucked into my fish.’
    • ‘Still a good eat, with a sachet of ketchup available and typical Samuel Smith low prices.’
  • 2A small bag containing dried scented material such as lavender, used to scent clothes.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘For invitations send out little gingham sachets of dried herbs (from last year's harvest) with a tag telling the recipient about the luncheon including the date and time.’
    • ‘This bag can then be put into a hot bath like a tea bag, or used as a sachet for your guest's clothes.’
    • ‘Make your own lavender sachets to keep stored linens fresh.’
    • ‘Before you put your clothes away for the winter, insert a fabric softener sheet or lavender sachet to keep them smelling fresh for next season.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The sachets will impart a pleasant scent as well as keep moths away.’
    • ‘Clear out a bureau drawer or two and place a welcoming lightly scented sachet inside, with a few protective sheets of tissue to line.’
    • ‘I also blessed a dream catcher to hang over their beds, and made a sachet of lavender and hops to put under their pillows.’
    • ‘A lavender sachet under your pillow or a snack high in simple carbohydrates (like cereal or a muffin) shortly before bed may also be beneficial.’
    • ‘Lavender buds make wonderful smelling sachets, as do dried citrus rinds and dried flowers.’
    • ‘The dried flowers can be used in a potpourri and in herb sachets, and the essential oil can be included in natural cosmetic preparations and ointments.’
    • ‘Set this serene-smelling sachet on the bedside, and you'll be off to Dreamland.’
    • ‘Place scented sachets into your dresser drawers and closet’
    • ‘Chamomile can be blended with other herbs to enhance its already wonderful scent in sachets, essential baths, etc.’
    • ‘Or hang a small sachet of lavender flowers from your rearview mirror to mask stale-smelling air.’
    • ‘When dried it can be used whole for wreaths and centerpieces or crushed to use in sachets for closets or drawers or to scent a bath.’
    • ‘Make sachets of dried lavender or equal portions of rosemary and mint.’
    1. 2.1archaic mass noun Dried, scented material for use in scenting clothes.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in sachet (sense 2 of the noun)): from French, ‘little bag’, diminutive of sac, from Latin saccus ‘sack, bag’.

Pronunciation

sachet

/ˈsaʃeɪ/