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snack

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noun \ˈsnak\

Definition of snack

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

Examples of snack in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of snack

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


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snack

verb

Definition of snack

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to eat a snack

Examples of snack in a Sentence

  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


SNACK Defined for English Language Learners

snack

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noun

Definition of snack for English Language Learners

  • : a small amount of food eaten between meals

snack

verb

Definition of snack for English Language Learners

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


SNACK Defined for Kids

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snack

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noun \ˈsnak\

Definition of snack for Students

  1. :  a small amount of food eaten between meals


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snack

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verb

Definition of snack for Students

snacked

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snacking

  1. :  to eat a small amount of food between meals



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