sachet

[ sa-shey or, esp. British, sash-ey ]
/ sæˈʃeɪ or, esp. British, ˈsæʃ eɪ /

noun

a small bag, case, or pad containing perfuming powder or the like, placed among handkerchiefs, lingerie, etc., to impart a pleasant scent.
Also sachet powder. the powder contained in such a case.

QUIZZES

This Word Of The Day Quiz Is Far From Thersitical
Have you mastered the meaning of phronesis? How about plethoric? Take the quiz on the words from the week of February 17 to 23 to find out.
Question 1 of 7
Lincolnesque

Origin of sachet

1475–85; < Middle French, equivalent to sach- (combining form of sac sack1) + -et -et

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sachet

sachet sashay Sasha
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for sachet

British Dictionary definitions for sachet

sachet
/ (ˈsæʃeɪ) /

noun

a small sealed envelope, usually made of plastic or paper, for containing sugar, salt, shampoo, etc
  1. a small soft bag containing perfumed powder, placed in drawers to scent clothing
  2. the powder contained in such a bag

Word Origin for sachet

C19: from Old French: a little bag, from sac bag; see sack 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012