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06-24-2001, 09:39 PM
What is the origin of the word snack? When was it first used?
06-24-2001, 09:51 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.
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