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snack

[snak] /snæk/
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
1300-1350
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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Examples for snack
  • 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.
  • Now they're gone from a cute vegetable to a gourmet party snack.
  • Dip your feet in the water while you snack on movie candy, sweet-potato fries, or wine and cheese plates.
  • So forget the chips-a banana is a safer snack for your health.
  • It could be that someone brought one in as an eventual snack but that snack managed to get loose.
  • But when they get close they turn away from our heads and dive for our feet-apparently their preferred snack spot.
  • And those tangles of hair slowed down the bug's search for a place to snack, too.
British Dictionary definitions for snack

snack

/snæk/
noun
1.
a light quick meal eaten between or in place of main meals
2.
a sip or bite
3.
(rare) a share
4.
(Austral, informal) a very easy task
verb
5.
(intransitive) to eat a snack
Word Origin
C15: probably from Middle Dutch snacken, variant of snappen to snap
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Word Origin and History for snack
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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