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[siks-pak] /ˈsɪksˌpæk/
six bottles or cans of a beverage, as beer or a soft drink, packaged and sold especially as a unit.
any package of six identical or closely related items, as seedling plants or small batteries, sold as a unit.
Origin of six-pack
1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • He had a six-pack of chocolate pudding beside him, and a wastebasket overflowing with food wrappers and boxes.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for six-pack


(informal) a package containing six units, esp six cans of beer
a set of highly developed abdominal muscles in a man
(modifier) (Austral) arranged in standard sets of six: six-pack apartment blocks
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Contemporary definitions for six-pack

well-developed abdominal muscles's 21st Century Lexicon
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Slang definitions & phrases for six-pack



  1. Three performances a day for two days: Fridays and Saturdays he has three [shows], the two days' stint known as a six-pack (1970s+ Circus)
  2. A set of six photographs from which a witness is asked to identify a suspect (1990s+ Police)
  3. Any set of six (1970s+)


: elevates in a spray of sand, and ''sixpacks'' her opponents, spiking the ball so savagely that it knocks the defender down (1990s+ Beach volleyball)

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joe six-pack

[fr a set of cans or bottles of beverage, most notably of beer, sold as a unit; the term is found by 1952]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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