snack

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /snæk/
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  • Rhymes: -æk

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch snacken (to snack).

Noun[edit]

snack (plural snacks)

  1. A light meal.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:meal
  2. An item of food eaten between meals.
    • 2020 December 2, Paul Bigland, “My weirdest and wackiest Rover yet”, in Rail, page 68:
      The numbers thin out the further we get from London, so I don't feel guilty when I remove my mask momentarily to scoff some of the snacks I'd bought at Marylebone.
  3. (slang) A very sexy and attractive person.
    • 2008, Scott Sherman, First You Fall: A Kevin Connor Mystery, Alyson Publications:
      Up close, he was a total snack. “That was pretty slick.” “Well.” He cocked his head, “I'm a pretty slick guy.” “I'm Kevin,” I said. “Romeo,” he put out his hand. “You're kidding.”
    • 2019, Loy A. Webb, The Light, Concord Theatricals (→ISBN), page 22:
      You were looking like a snack. I was looking like a snack. We were finally going to do what two snacks do... I immediately went into my routine. Covers on. Lights off. But you Mr. Tate...you softly grabbed my hand, kissed it, and turned the lights back on.
    • 2020, Gena Showalter, Prince of Stone, HQN Books (→ISBN):
      Her confusion amped up. But so did her attraction. He was a total snack.
Alternative forms[edit]
  • (attractive person): snacc
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Translations[edit]
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Verb[edit]

snack (third-person singular simple present snacks, present participle snacking, simple past and past participle snacked)

  1. To eat a light meal.
    • 2020 December 2, Paul Bigland, “My weirdest and wackiest Rover yet”, in Rail, page 66:
      Insult is added to injury when I see the West Coast Railways dining train at the adjacent platform, where guests are sat snacking and drinking wine at a very sociable distance.
  2. To eat between meals.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See snatch (transitive verb). Ultimately of the same origin as the word under Etymology 1, but perhaps through a different source.

Noun[edit]

snack (plural snacks)

  1. (obsolete) A share; a part or portion.

Verb[edit]

snack (third-person singular simple present snacks, present participle snacking, simple past and past participle snacked)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To snatch.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To bite.
  3. (obsolete, transitive) To share.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for snack in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English snack, from Middle Dutch snacken (from which snakken).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

snack m (plural snacks, diminutive snackje n)

  1. snack

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

snack

  1. first-person singular present indicative of snacken
  2. imperative of snacken

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English snack, from Middle Dutch snacken.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

snack m (plural snacks)

  1. snack bar

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /esˈnak/, [ezˈnak]

Noun[edit]

snack m (plural snacks)

  1. snack

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Nominalization of snacka (to chat, to talk).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

snack n (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial) talk, speech

Declension[edit]

Declension of snack 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative snack snacket
Genitive snacks snackets

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