- (Iñupiat culture) Frozen meat or eggs, eaten partially thawed.
2007, Richard Hosking, Eggs in Cookery: Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium of Food and Cookery 2006:
- Freezing also produces quaq, the Arctic's favorite protein dish made by freezing raw protein and eating it when partially defrosted.
2008, Seth Kantner, Shopping for Porcupine: A Life in Arctic Alaska:
- We ate that quaq — frozen fish — all winter, raw and dipped in seal oil.
2015, Alicia Z. Klepeis, The World's Strangest Foods:
- Some people in Arctic regions eat frozen meat called quaq. Common varieties of quaq include caribou, seal, fish, and musk ox.