snack

[ snak ]
/ snæk /

noun

a small portion of food or drink or a light meal, especially one eaten between regular meals.
a share or portion.
Australian Slang. something easily done.

verb (used without object)

to have a snack or light meal, especially between regular meals: They snacked on tea and cake.

Nearby words

  1. smyth,
  2. smyth sewing,
  3. smyth, dame ethel mary,
  4. smørrebrød,
  5. sn,
  6. snack bar,
  7. snack table,
  8. snackette,
  9. snaffle,
  10. snafu

Idioms

    go snack/snacks, to share (profits or returns).

Origin of snack

1300–50; (noun) Middle English: a snap or bite, derivative of snacken to snap, bite; compare Middle Dutch snack a snap; (v.) derivative of the noun

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British Dictionary definitions for snack

snack

/ (snæk) /

noun

a light quick meal eaten between or in place of main meals
a sip or bite
rare a share
Australian informal a very easy task

verb

(intr) to eat a snack

Word Origin for snack

C15: probably from Middle Dutch snacken, variant of snappen to snap

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Word Origin and History for snack
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