snack

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsnæk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/snæk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(snak)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
snack /snæk/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a small portion of food or drink eaten between regular meals:a snack of a sandwich and a glass of milk.

v. [no object]
  1. to have a snack:It's not wise to snack before bedtime.[+ on + object]to snack on too many sweets.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
snack  (snak),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a small portion of food or drink or a light meal, esp. one eaten between regular meals.
  2. a share or portion.
  3. British Terms[Australian Slang.]something easily done.
  4. go snack or  snacks, to share (profits or returns).

v.i. 
  1. to have a snack or light meal, esp. between regular meals:They snacked on tea and cake.
  • 1300–50; (noun, nominal) Middle English: a snap or bite, derivative of snacken to snap, bite; compare Middle Dutch snack a snap; (verb, verbal) derivative of the noun, nominal

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
snack /snæk/ n
  1. a light quick meal eaten between or in place of main meals
  2. a sip or bite
vb
  1. (intransitive) to eat a snack
Etymology: 15th Century: probably from Middle Dutch snacken, variant of snappen to snap
'snack' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
Collocations: a snack-size [bar, portion, pack], bought from the snack [bar, machine], a [light, filling, healthy, sweet, savory] snack, more...

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