snack


1snack

noun \ˈsnak\

: a small amount of food eaten between meals

Full Definition of SNACK

:  a light meal :  food eaten between regular meals; also :  food suitable for snacking

Examples of SNACK

  1. He had a snack of chips and dip.
  2. I didn't have time for lunch so I just grabbed a quick snack.
  3. peanuts, potato chips, and other snack foods

Origin of SNACK

Middle English snak bite, from snaken to bite, perhaps from Middle Dutch snacken to snap at — more at snatch
First Known Use: 1757

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

2snack

intransitive verb

: to eat a small amount of food between meals : to eat a snack

Full Definition of SNACK

:  to eat a snack

Examples of SNACK

  1. She tries not to snack between meals.
  2. I'll just snack on an apple if I'm hungry.

First Known Use of SNACK

1807

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

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