Meaning of “snack” in the English Dictionary

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"snack" in British English

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snacknoun [ C ]

uk /snæk/ us /snæk/

A2 a small amount of food that is eaten between meals, or a very small meal:

I had a huge lunch, so I'll only need a snack for dinner.
Fresh or dried fruit makes an ideal snack.
Many snack foods are high in salt, sugar, and fat.

More examples

  • I don't eat much for lunch - just a light snack.
  • If there's a cafe nearby, we could stop for a snack.
  • I have breakfast at 7.30, lunch at 1.00, and sometimes a snack in between.
  • We were planning on just having a snack and catching the early train.
  • Do you fancy a snack before we go?

snackverb [ I ]

uk /snæk/ us /snæk/

(Definition of “snack” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"snack" in American English

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snacknoun [ C ]

us /snæk/

a small amount of food, esp. when eaten between meals

(Definition of “snack” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)