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 As Diwali nears, Ranjani Venkatakrishnan expects to hear the sizzling sound of her mother deep frying murukku, her favorite holiday snack, in their home in Chandler. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, "'The spicier the better': This AZ family celebrates Diwali with fireworks and fried snacks," 12 Nov. 2020 And when they’re done with their snack, there will be no place to take the kids but home. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah’s ski season is ‘gonna be different’ under coronavirus cloud. Here’s what to expect.," 6 Nov. 2020 Purrington purchased the Twinkies in 2012 as an edible memento, when Hostess declared bankruptcy and many feared the iconic American snack would disappear forever. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, "Scientists Study Twinkie Mummified by Mold," 8 Oct. 2020 On the morning of March 29, an arrest affidavit filed in D.C. Superior Court says, surveillance video from the 7-Eleven shows Poole in the store, at the lottery machine and then looking for his snack. Washington Post, "Man charged with killing 81-year-old in robbery attempt in Northeast Washington," 23 Sep. 2020 So grab your favorite cinephile and their favorite snack, curl up on the sofa with a glass of wine, and dive into HBO Max's impressive lineup of high-brow horror and entertaining eeriness this Halloween. Rosie Knight, refinery29.com, "HBO Max Has A Ton Of Horror Movies This Spooky Season," 17 Sep. 2020 Head home to enjoy your snack while talking about the school day. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here are 50 things to do with your kids this fall during the pandemic in Wisconsin," 26 Aug. 2020 Meet your new go-to healthy snack: these little legumes are loaded with protein, fiber, folate, and iron. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Crispy Chickpeas," 28 May 2020 But many folks who aren’t fortunate enough to have nutritionists on call are tempted into acai bowls smothered in various sweet and crunchy toppings, some of which might turn their superfood snack into a sugary, high-calorie dessert in disguise. Claire Maldarelli, Popular Science, "Coconut oil is the latest reminder that there’s no such thing as a ‘superfood’," 27 Aug. 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In turn, better snoozing will protect your heart, improve your brain function and reduce your desire to snack. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "With the election over, here are ways to take care of yourself, and your community," 8 Nov. 2020 Guests can also snack on Caribbean lobster ceviche with papantla vanilla and melon shoots, a tray of oysters, prawns, crabs, mussels, and sustainably sourced fish and Tuna Toro. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "This Resort Is Offering a $50,000 Sunset Yacht Ride and It Comes With Caviar and an Underwater Museum Visit," 25 Oct. 2020 In Australia, voters pop into the polls wearing bikinis to snack on their election day sausage; Brits bring their pups to cast their ballot. Alexandra Ossola, Quartz, "Could compulsory voting save democracies in crisis?," 22 Oct. 2020 The company’s food business, meanwhile, has benefited as Americans cook and snack more at home. Jennifer Maloney, WSJ, "PepsiCo Sales Snap Back From Pandemic," 1 Oct. 2020 Since this process can be lengthy and stressful, the FVC has designed a space for families to relax, snack, watch TV, read, or play in the children’s playroom. Chevall Pryce, Houston Chronicle, "Northwest Assistance Ministries gives virtual tour of Family Violence Center for Domestic Violence Awareness Month," 1 Oct. 2020 Kids snack the most in homes where parents were more restrictive about it, according to an analysis of 47 studies about food parenting practices published between 1980 and 2017. Virginia Sole-smith, New York Times, "How to Tame Your Snack Monster," 15 Sep. 2020 Youths attending the club’s Back2School camp receive a daily lunch and snack on-site. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Oceanside Boys & Girls Club among California Nonprofits of the Year," 22 Sep. 2020 At high tables customers snack on pizza, empanadas and pulled pork sandwiches or await their turn to trim months of pandemic mane in the barber’s chair. Iris M. Crawford, SFChronicle.com, "Inside San Francisco’s new COVID-compatible outdoor Barber Collective," 20 Sep. 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

15 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Snack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snack. Accessed 25 Nov. 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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