snack

noun
\ ˈsnak How to pronounce snack (audio) \

Definition of snack

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

snack

verb
snacked; snacking; snacks

Definition of snack (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to eat a snack

Examples of snack in a Sentence

Noun

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

Verb

She tries not to snack between meals. I'll just snack on an apple if I'm hungry.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The public library's program provides meals and snacks Monday through Friday from June 3 to August 16. Rachel Berry, Cincinnati.com, "CPS, public library branches to provide free meals over summer break," 3 June 2019 Hour-long tours by the boat's owner, Imco Bruné, are offered twice a day and a posh selection of wine, beer, and snacks are available for purchase aboard. Jaimie Potters, Marie Claire, "Where to Stay, Eat, and Explore in Amsterdam," 29 May 2019 There’s your usual happy hours offerings from 4 to 7 p.m. daily, and the bar snacks like hummus, crab Rangoon, crispy chickpeas and vegan or veggie burgers are delicious. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Best happy hours in Miami, Lauderdale, Boca, Delray, West Palm Beach and other South Florida cities.," 12 Mar. 2019 The rollout is based on the notion that Americans, increasingly pressed for time, are hellbent on finding speedy meals and snacks while craving something new. USA TODAY, "7 new products that show how the food industry is making meals faster," 4 July 2018 Regularly incorporating cherries or 100% cherry juice into your meal or snack routine may help lessen your joint pain. Health.com, "7 Health Benefits of Cherries," 13 June 2018 Around 100 sites in Lake County and more than a dozen more in Porter County will provide meals and snacks under the program. Meredith Colias-pete, Post-Tribune, "Free summer food program helps Northwest Indiana kids when school is out," 9 June 2018 Children under the age of 18 may participate and receive healthy meals and snacks over the summer break, the release states. Alex Nitkin, chicagotribune.com, "Summer meal programs open as school year comes to end in north suburbs," 7 June 2018 Distribution of its stockpiled 46 million liters of water and four million meals and snacks will continue. Cnn Library, CNN, "Puerto Rico Fast Facts," 31 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

During dance breaks, guests could snack on popcorn or pizza from the truck outside. Ryan Ray, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Bride Found Her Gown One Month Before Her Absolutely Stunning Vineyard Wedding," 2 Apr. 2019 The culprit was snacking, from which the average calorie intake had more than doubled. Jennifer Traig, WSJ, "The Making of the Picky Eater," 11 Jan. 2019 The team began their preparations at the Beverly Wilshire hotel yesterday, snacking on bites of room service, including Caesar salad and fluffy egg white omelettes in between dabs of eyeshadow. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "How Michelle Yeoh Made Her Effortless Oscars Makeup Last All Day and Night," 25 Feb. 2019 Executive producer Jonathan Krisel, snacking on curly fries in the restaurant’s dining area, says the connection grew over time from a single mention in the series pilot. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, "How TV shows are ordering sides of authenticity with real fast-food chains," 1 June 2018 Williams says, while snacking on a couch between hosting duties at a recent preview of the collection. Leigh Nordstrom | Wwd, latimes.com, "Serena Williams hopes ‘S’ means success," 30 May 2018 During his time in Manchester, Buttner was known for his love of chips, snacking on the high fat food until joy vacuum David Moyes banned them during his brief stint at the club. SI.com, "Big Butts: Ex-Man Utd Defender's Alleged Chip Addiction Means He Hasn't Played in 2018," 3 Apr. 2018 There rang out, for a few moments, the sounds of snacking success. Tamar Adler, Vogue, "Is Healthy Snack Food Actually Healthy—or Just Addictive?," 18 Jan. 2019 Storebought or homemade bars Nutrition and snack bars are another go-to for snacking on my travels. SELF, "Here’s What a Registered Dietitian Packs to Eat While Traveling," 15 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of snack

Noun

1757, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for snack

Noun

Middle English snak bite, from snaken to bite, perhaps from Middle Dutch snacken to snap at — more at snatch

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snack

noun

English Language Learners Definition of snack

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a small amount of food eaten between meals

snack

verb

English Language Learners Definition of snack (Entry 2 of 2)

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

snack

noun
\ ˈsnak How to pronounce snack (audio) \

Kids Definition of snack

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a small amount of food eaten between meals

snack

verb
snacked; snacking

Kids Definition of snack (Entry 2 of 2)

: to eat a small amount of food between meals

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