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.

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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
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British Dictionary definitions for snacking

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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