Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hurried or light meal.
  • n. Food eaten between meals.
  • intransitive v. To eat a hurried or light meal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A light meal.
  • n. An item of food eaten between meals.
  • v. to eat a light meal
  • v. to eat between meals
  • n. A share; a part or portion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A share; a part or portion; -- obsolete, except in the colloquial phrase, to go snacks, i. e., to share.
  • n. A slight, hasty repast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To snatch.
  • To bite.
  • To go snacks in: share.
  • To go snacks or shares; share.
  • n. A snatch or snap, as of a dog's jaws.
  • n. A bite, as of a dog.
  • n. A portion of food that can be eaten hastily; a slight, hasty repast; a bite; a luncheon.
  • n. A portion or share of food or of other things: used especially in the phrase to go snacks—that is, to share; divide and distribute in shares.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a light informal meal
  • v. eat a snack; eat lightly

Etymologies

Middle English snak, variant of snacche, trap, bite, from snacchen, to snap; see snatch.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
See snatch (transitive verb). (Wiktionary)

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  • "8. A portion or share of food or of other things: used especially in the phrase to go snacks—that is, to share; divide and distribute in shares." -- Cent. Dict.

    June 14, 2011