[ snak ]
/ snæk /
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.
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Idioms for snack
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
Words nearby snack
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Example sentences from the Web for snacking
Angel did manage a small amount of snacking and drinking amidst the schmoozing.Porn Stars Who Brunch: Inside Las Vegas’s Finest Dining|Richard Abowitz|January 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"Four dollars and find yourself, and no snacking in the store out of the cracker barrel and cheese bin," came the quick response.Dick the Bank Boy|Frank V. Webster
British Dictionary definitions for snacking
/ (snæk) /
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
(intr) to eat a snack
Word Origin for snack
C15: probably from Middle Dutch snacken, variant of snappen to snap
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