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  1. a small portion of food or drink or a light meal, especially one eaten between regular meals.

  2. a share or portion.

  1. Slang. a sexy and physically attractive person; hottie.

  2. Australian Slang. something easily done.

verb (used without object)
  1. to have a snack or light meal, especially between regular meals: They snacked on tea and cake.

Idioms about snack

  1. go snack / snacks, Archaic. to share profits or returns.

Origin of snack

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English verb snacchen, snac(c)he, snak “(of a dog) to snap at, bite, seize”; Middle English noun snacche, snak(e); further origin uncertain; compare Middle Dutch snacken “(of a dog) to snap”: Norwegian dialect snaka “(of an animal) to snatch”

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How to use snack in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for snack


/ (snæk) /

  1. a light quick meal eaten between or in place of main meals

  2. a sip or bite

  1. rare a share

  2. Australian informal a very easy task

  1. (intr) to eat a snack

Origin of snack

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

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