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 Tickets are $75 and include the symphony plus bus transportation and a light snack. Judy Morley, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Coming Attractions: Gallery of Gifts to open at Arts Center on Nov. 15," 7 Nov. 2019 Pickett is safe and sound at the zoo, and the zoo shared a photo of him hanging in buckets and enjoying a snack Thursday morning. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, "Zoo monkey dies from injuries after fighting off intruder who took his offspring," 31 Oct. 2019 The cow munches on a snack dispensed by the machine as an incentive to cooperate. jsonline.com, "Robotic milking in Canada, struggling farmers in Mexico: How Wisconsin’s trading partners are weathering the dairy crisis," 18 Oct. 2019 There will be free water and small snacks available for those entering the security gates to the debate. Peter Dawson, Houston Chronicle, "Democratic debate at Texas Southern University will cause road closures, traffic headaches," 11 Sep. 2019 Carabiner, gloves, backpack, hiking shoes, water, snacks, sunglasses, sunscreen? Allen Pierleoni, The Mercury News, "Tahoe adventures: Squaw’s Via Ferrata takes to the peaks," 18 Aug. 2019 Bottled water and snacks will be available for purchase. courant.com, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 2 Aug. 2019 Water and snacks will be available; participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottles. USA TODAY, "‘Molly of Denali,’ saloon discourse, ashes by mail: News from around our 50 states," 10 July 2019 People can get free water and snacks at the centers, which are open weekdays through September. Jesus Jimenez, Dallas News, "Dallas-Fort Worth will flirt with 100 degrees this week, but the worst is probably yet to come," 8 July 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The hatchlings journey is made difficult by sea birds who snack on the tiny turtles and by obstacles left in their path by humans who may not know better. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, "Hilton Head Island's Latest Efforts to Protect Sea Turtles and Beachgoers," 9 Sep. 2019 Here's what to do: There are a few life hacks to keep the late-night snacking to a minimum. Marisa Cohen, Good Housekeeping, "Why You're Gaining Weight Suddenly, According to Doctors and Dietitians," 27 Aug. 2019 Consider snacking on fresh or lightly processed foods over chips and other typical fare. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "Ask an RD: What is processed food and just how bad is it?," 5 Aug. 2019 That means Chinese luxury lovers will be snacking on half of the world’s fancy fish eggs in short order. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "China produces loads of “black gold,” but will caviar lovers bite?," 14 July 2019 The father-daughter duo bonded throughout the match and were photographed cheering, sharing an adorable kiss, and snacking on peanut M&Ms. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "David and Harper Beckham Looked Adorable While Watching a Soccer Game Together," 28 June 2019 The app’s never-ending scroll of photos lets users dip in anytime and quickly snack on visual delight. Seth Stevenson, WSJ, "Instagram’s Kevin Systrom on the Platform He Built for One Billion Users," 25 Sep. 2018 The giant fish, which can fetch as much as $64 a pound in Tokyo’s fish markets, was caught red-handed snacking on fresh salmon after breaking through the netting of an offshore fish farm run by Leroy Seafood Group ASA in Norway’s Trondelag region. Los Angeles Times, "A pricey tuna swims into a salmon farm to dine. Sorry, Charlie, now you’re on the menu," 29 Aug. 2019 The group snacked on some bar bites, including barbecue wings, beef sliders and fries, and stayed from about three hours. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, "The Bachelorette's Tyler Cameron and Gigi Hadid Spotted Out Together Again in N.Y.C.," 14 Aug. 2019

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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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12 Nov 2019

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The first known use of snack was in 1757

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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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