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 Food grown from the garden will be donated to the local community and also be part of school snack time. Cameron Fields, cleveland, "NFL Draft to host plethora of community events in Cleveland: See the list," 21 Apr. 2021 Children may come by and sign for a supper and snack. Pine Bluff Commercial, Arkansas Online, "Calendar 4-17-21," 17 Apr. 2021 The amount is the current daily federal reimbursement that schools receive per student for providing a free breakfast, lunch and after-school snack. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Music festivals, Opening Day, casino clinics: News from around our 50 states," 1 Apr. 2021 Most recipes can either be made in under an hour or in advance, in big batches, and reheated for breakfast, lunch, a snack or dinner. Washington Post, "Our favorite cookbooks of 2020," 9 Dec. 2020 There are more than enough places to grab a snack or mix a drink, with wet bars in several rooms and two separate indoor kitchens, as well as an outdoor summer kitchen. Janice O'leary, Robb Report, "With a Two-Story Stable, This Spectacular 30-Acre Florida Ranch Is an Equestrian Paradise," 11 Mar. 2021 Weekend Wheels is a supplemental food program that provides eligible local elementary and middle-school age children with an end-of-week backpack on wheels or drawstring sack, filled with healthy food and snack items. courant.com, "Community News For The Windsor Edition," 18 Dec. 2020 The student-accessible rooms will be stocked with food/snack items, school supplies, and some personal hygiene products, Wheeler indicated. Beth Mlady, cleveland, "Berea City Schools will assist district families in need over winter break," 11 Dec. 2020 Going to the movies isn’t about sitting on the couch, texting on your phone, hitting the pause button to use the washroom and to grab a snack. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Going out to a movie. Remember?," 11 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Begin with a Brazilian breakfast at Sagrado Cafe and stash a few brigadeiros—a traditional chocolate treat—to snack on later. Jessica Poitevien, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Weekend Guide: Art Deco Architecture, Cuban Food, and Manatees in Miami," 30 Mar. 2021 If your hamster loves to snack, check out these cheese treats formulated by a team of pet nutritionists. Kala Herh, NBC News, "18 best gifts for dogs, cats and other pets 2021," 11 Apr. 2021 Make sure your dinner is satisfying and snack on healthful options during the day to avoid the temptation to binge at night and then try to stick to your daily cut-off time (for example, no eating after 8 p.m.). Judy Koutsky, Forbes, "7 Eating Habits Experts Recommend When You’re On Vacation," 17 Mar. 2021 Offer subscriptions to snack boxes or wellness apps. Expert Panel®, Forbes, "16 Employee Perks To Attract And Retain Top Virtual Talent," 2 Mar. 2021 David Merage, creator of the Hot Pockets snack and current head of Consolidated Investment Group, believes businesses should contribute to a child care savings account for employees, like many companies do with 401(k)s and health savings accounts. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, "Child care workers, crucial to economic recovery, earn poverty wages in 40 states," 23 Feb. 2021 But takeout, and those hardy enough to sip and snack by a bonfire on the shortest days of the year, weren't enough. Brooks Johnson, Star Tribune, "Surge of support for Grand Rapids wine bar after 'scary couple of months'," 12 Jan. 2021 But passengers are allowed to drop their masks to snack and sip beverages. Michael Laris, Anchorage Daily News, "Sneezed on, cussed at, ignored: Airline workers battle mask resistance with scant government backup," 2 Jan. 2021 Turn your favorite fried pub snack into a filling dinner. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "These Were Our 10 Most Popular Chicken Recipes on Pinterest This Year," 21 Dec. 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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26 Apr 2021

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“Snack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snack. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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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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