snack

noun
\ˈsnak \

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

Bring snacks that don’t require a lot of cooling or storage. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "How 5 Port Huron-to-Mackinac racers feed sailboat crews," 13 July 2018 The quick-service restaurant features salads, sandwiches, Jamaican and Caribbean entrees and snacks like beef patties, jerk wings and coco bread. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "The Russell Opens Jamaican Grab And Go On Pratt Street," 13 July 2018 The event execs had planned accordingly — each seat was topped with a snack box featuring fancy finger sandwiches and Laduree macarons. Rhonda Richford, The Hollywood Reporter, "The 'Mission Impossible — Fallout' Cast on How Paris Inspired the Latest Action-Packed Installment," 13 July 2018 Girl Scout Troop 10635 was on-site, selling treats for those who wanted snacks during the show. Quoron Walker, Courant Community, "Bolton Summer Concert Series Kicks Off," 11 July 2018 Inspired by Italian cafes, Little Bird — located on the first floor of 3600 Hickory Ave., the same building as the third-floor Bluebird — will serve breakfast, lunch, light dinner and snacks daily inside the 60-seat space, Paul Benkert said. Wesley Case, baltimoresun.com, "Little Bird, a café from the Bluebird Cocktail Room team, to open in Hampden in August," 10 July 2018 In the teaser, Patty uses a sledgehammer to destroy a snack aisle. Rebecca Farley, refinery29.com, "How Insatiable Is Tackling Beauty Standards, One Joke At A Time," 10 July 2018 Social time and snacks start at 10 a.m. followed by the meeting at 10:30 a.m. Call (760) 705-4060, email EscondidoDems@gmail.com or visit EscondidoDems.org. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Woman of the Year awards given," 9 July 2018 And yes, they may quite possibly be stoned, swiping from their couch surrounded by snacks. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, "What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Online Dating Style," 6 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Dress in your finest whites and sip and snack your way through a buffet featuring a smoking station, raw bar and cocktail pairings. Carolina Gusman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego County restaurants start the season with summer specials," 21 June 2018 Some snacked on popcorn while others cooled themselves with fans. Nina Agrawal, latimes.com, "Santa Clarita may join other cities in opposing California's 'sanctuary' law," 9 May 2018 Ireland loved snacking on ice cream, Jolly Ranchers freezer pops and fruit. Glenn E. Rice, kansascity, "Grandma turns playhouse into memorial for granddaughters found dead in Clay County," 6 July 2018 The man makes his living thinking about food, writing about food and, of course, eating, so surely, in the comfort and safety of his own home, Vettel could find something to snack on. Cindy Dampier, chicagotribune.com, "Blood on the guacamole: Is avocado hand reaching epidemic proportions?," 15 June 2018 After a social time snacking on Courthouse Pizza, popcorn and beverages, the guests settled down to view the film, following a welcome by Main Street Medina Executive Director Matt Wiederhold. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland.com, "Medina goes a little bit Back to the Future in new promotional video," 2 May 2018 The 380-calorie menu item is targeted at millennials that enjoy healthy snacking midday, the company explained. USA TODAY, "Chipotle tests quesadillas, avocado tostadas, nachos, frozen palomas, chocolate shakes," 22 June 2018 Executive chef Phu Lu, left, and registered dietician Stacy Kosmen speak about the importance of healthy snacking at Central Baptist Village's health and wellness fair on May 31. Staff Report, chicagotribune.com, "Kick-starting a fitness program: Norridge seniors take part in health and wellness fair," 4 June 2018 After snacking on free chicken, hit up 7-Eleven and chill out with a free Slurpee on July 11. Doreen Christensen, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Tasty freebies at Chick-fil-A and 7-Eleven on Tuesday and Wednesday | Doreen's Deals," 6 July 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)

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

snack

noun
\ˈsnak \

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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