- 1A small amount of food eaten between meals.More example sentences
- Some fast food snacks result in you feeling hungry very soon after eating.
- Healthful snacks like nuts, fruit or part-skim mozzarella string cheese can also keep energy up in the late morning or afternoon.
- The stiff competition included every maker of sweet indulgent snacks from cookies to candies to ice cream.
- 1.1A light meal that is eaten in a hurry or in a casual manner.More example sentences
- Described as a traditional tearoom serving light lunches and snacks, morning coffee and afternoon teas, it is open daily, except Sunday, until 5pm.
- Light snacks will be served and a mineral bar only will be available.
- In addition to the restaurants, there is ‘Easy Like a Sunday’, a panoramic lounge and bar offering snacks and an alternative light breakfast.
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- Eat a snack: she likes to snack on yogurtMore example sentences
eat between meals, nibble, munch• informal graze, nosh
- The report also found that nine out of ten people snacked, and many replaced meals with ‘grazing’ on foods often dangerously high in saturated fat.
- I snacked on nuts, veggie sticks and my favourite - cheese!
- I stopped then, snacked on a couple of small oranges, tucked the peel in the little rubbish bag I keep on the back pannier, and sauntered over to look out over the country that'll be my next place to explore.
Middle English (originally in the sense 'snap, bite'): from Middle Dutch snac(k), from snacken 'to bite', variant of snappen. Senses relating to food date from the late 17th century.