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snack

[ snak ]
/ snæk /
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noun

a small portion of food or drink or a light meal, especially one eaten between regular meals.
a share or portion.
Slang. a sexy and physically attractive person; hottie.
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.

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Idioms for snack

    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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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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