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 America’s classic golden sponge cake snack made its debut in Walmart’s cereal aisle in late December, thanks to a collaboration between Post and Hostess brands. Mary Honkus, PEOPLE.com, "Tiger-Themed Twinkies Filled with Orange Creme Are Coming to Walmart," 13 July 2020 During lunch and snack time at Kindercare locations, Moore said there is an 'X' taped on every other chair. Emilly Davis, The Arizona Republic, "What precautions are Phoenix-area day cares taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19?," 9 July 2020 Next time a snack attack hits, grab a handful of this yummy nut granola. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, "15 delicious keto-friendly snacks from Amazon," 7 July 2020 Cash won't be accepted for snack purchases, but can be used to purchase gift cards, which are redeemable at the concession stand. Jenna Ryu, USA TODAY, "Mandatory masks and empty seats: Here's what to expect when movie theaters reopen," 30 June 2020 Manali adds toasted peanuts to her bread upma, and tops it with a squeeze of lime and sev, a crunchy Indian chickpea-noodle snack. Tamar Adler, The New Yorker, "Don’t Throw Out Your Kids’ Uneaten Sandwich Crusts," 28 June 2020 Whisps, America’s best-selling cheese crisps snack company, is on the hunt to hire a true cheesehead. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "This Company Will Pay You $5,000 to Eat Cheese for a Year," 24 June 2020 Abdullah suggests checking out the website for Youth Service America, which offers downloadable activity guides for a variety of easy at-home projects, like assembling snack sacks for your local food pantry. Vicky Hallett, National Geographic, "Here’s how kids can volunteer, even from home," 23 June 2020 The nationwide rollout at Walmart stores begins today, and the launch will expand to Walmart snack aisles across the country and on their website by July of this year. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Coming to Walmart Next Month: Packaged Krispy Kreme Doughnut Bites and Mini Crullers," 22 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Just about every household that likes to snack and entertain can benefit from something like this serving set. Dana Holmes, CNN Underscored, "Everything you need to make Funfetti dip at home," 25 June 2020 These animals likely hunted insects that lived on land, lurching out of the water to snack on them. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Prehistoric 'clutter' on land led to bigger, smarter human brains," 19 June 2020 Those who are constantly snacking have a friend in Cookie Monster. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "'Sesame Street' favorites have a sunny day amid coronavirus outbreak with 'Elmo’s Playdate'," 14 Apr. 2020 Deer remains from the Lower Paleolithic indicate that hunters saved marrow bones for later snacking. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's magazine, "Findings," 20 Jan. 2020 Back at the Fort Collins shelter, Anderson snacked on a cup of soup provided by the nonprofit Food Not Bombs. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, "Homeless people forced to stay in makeshift shelters as coronavirus spreads. What they need is real housing," 23 Apr. 2020 It can be snacked on like chips, serve as the wrapper for a hand-roll filled with salmon, thrown atop a bowl of ramen noodles, or crushed and sprinkled over rice for a salty seasoning. Alex Erdekian, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Ways to Bring Japanese Cooking Into Your Kitchen," 23 Apr. 2020 On the other end of the mall, Destini Robert, 20, snacked on a pretzel at Auntie Anne’s while watching her 3-year-old brother run around an indoor playscape. Abha Bhattarai, Washington Post, "Malls are dying. The thriving ones are spending millions to reinvent themselves.," 22 Nov. 2019 The players would spend afternoons inside their clubhouse overlooking Pikes Peak, snacking on popcorn and celery sticks and showing off photos of their grandchildren while playing hand after hand. Jack Healy, New York Times, "Bridge Was Their Passion. Then People Started to Die.," 29 Apr. 2020

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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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Time Traveler for snack

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The first known use of snack was in 1757

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Last Updated

30 Jul 2020

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“Snack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snack. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for snack

snack

noun
How to pronounce snack (audio)

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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