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insider
06-24-2001, 08:39 PM
What is the origin of the word snack? When was it first used?

hajario
06-24-2001, 08:51 PM
It was originally used in the mid 18th Century.

It's from the Middle English snak, bite.

Possibly from the Middle Dutch snacken, to snap at.


Source: Merraiam Webster's Collegiate, 10th ed.

Haj