snack

[snak]
noun
1.
a small portion of food or drink or a light meal, especially one eaten between regular meals.
2.
a share or portion.
3.
Australian Slang. something easily done.
verb (used without object)
4.
to have a snack or light meal, especially between regular meals: They snacked on tea and cake.
Idioms
5.
go snack/snacks, to share (profits or returns).

Origin:
1300–50; (noun) Middle English: a snap or bite, derivative of snacken to snap, bite; compare Middle Dutch snack a snap; (v.) derivative of the noun

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snack (snæk)
 
n
1.  a light quick meal eaten between or in place of main meals
2.  a sip or bite
3.  rare a share
4.  informal (Austral) a very easy task
 
vb
5.  (intr) to eat a snack
 
[C15: probably from Middle Dutch snacken, variant of snappen to snap]

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Word Origin & History

snack
c.1300, "to bite or snap" (of a dog), probably from M.Du. snacken "to snatch, chatter" (see snatch). The meaning "have a mere bite or morsel, eat a light meal" is first attested 1807; the noun in this sense is from 1757. Snack bar is attested from 1930.
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Example sentences
No dishes to clean as every meal and snack will be provided.
Regularly scheduled meal and snack times help your preschooler learn structure
  for eating.
Not too heavy, not too light-perfect for a light lunch or snack with tea.
Freeze blueberries on a cookie sheet and store them in freezer bags so you can
  snack on them all year.
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